Baijayant Panda suspended from BJD

Baijayant Panda resigns from Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda has tendered his resignation from Lok Sabha. He has sent a letter in this regard to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

“In a letter to Naveen Patnaik on my intent to dissociate from BJD, I’d said on completion of my father’s kriyas I’d resign from LS. The day after they ended, I sought to meet Hon’ Speaker as per custom. It wasn’t possible & I understand she’s since gone abroad, so I’ve had it delivered,” Panda tweeted on Tuesday.

Panda had resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on May 28 citing several reasons including non-attendance of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to pay his personal obeisance at his father’s demise.

Jay Panda was suspended from the primary membership of the BJD for anti-party activities on January 24.

Panda in a letter to the party president had informed that he would convey his decision formally to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha to accept his resignation from the House upon completion of last rites of his deceased father.