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Baijayant Panda resigns as Lok Sabha member

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The of in Odisha, Baijayant Panda, today said he has resigned as a member of the

He was suspended from the BJD for 'anti-party activities' on January 24 and he had quit the party on May 28.

Panda has sent the resignation letter to

"In letter to 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' as per custom. It wasn't possible & i (sic) understand she's since gone abroad, so I've had it delivered," Panda tweeted.

The had quit the BJD ostensibly because BJD president and Chief Minister and other party colleagues had not 'turned up for a last tribute' to his father Dr after he passed away on May 22.

"It is with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the kind of politics into which our BJD has descended," he had written in a letter to Patnaik while quitting the party.

Panda was elected to twice from Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and 2014 on BJD ticket.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:20 IST