Three days after being freed by Maoists, Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka on Sunday said the ultras are likely to release a fresh audio message which could clear the air over his possible resignation as a legislator.
“A new audio tape is likely to be released by the Maoists shortly. It will remove all confusion relating to my resignation. Everything will be clear,” the 37-year-old ruling BJD MLA from Laxmipur, said.
The tribal legislator, who was abducted by Maoists in the wee hours of March 24 in Koraput district, was set free on April 26 at Balipeta in Narayanpatna area of the district on the condition that he would resign from the assembly within 15 days.
Hikaka, who has been side-stepping the question of quitting as an MLA ever since he was released by Maoists, said he would be visiting the state capital shortly and the future course of action would be known soon.
Before freeing Hikaka, Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of CPI (Maoist) had claimed the tribal leader had given an undertaking that he would resign.