He was suspended from the BJD for 'anti-party activities' on January 24 and he had quit the party on May 28.
"In 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 (sic) understand she's since gone abroad, so I've had it delivered," Panda tweeted.
The MP had quit the BJD ostensibly because BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other party colleagues had not 'turned up for a last tribute' to his father Dr Bansidhar Panda 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.
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