Baijayant Jay Panda quits Biju Janta Dal

Jay Panda

Bhubneshwar, May 28: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda quit Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Monday.

In his resignation letter addressed to Party Supremo and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, Panda said “It’s with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the politics into which our BJD has descended,” also wrote that he’ll formally convey his decision to the Lok Sabha Speaker.

Earlier this year in January, he was suspended from the BJD for his “anti-party activities”

Later he was asked to quit, which he did today.

The BJD had even asked Panda to resign from his Lok Sabha seat on the basis of moral and ethical grounds.

Panda was also accused of submitting a false affidavit before the Election Commission during the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

He was one of the founding members of the Biju Janta Dal and was currently serving his 4th term in the Parliament.


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