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BJD has "forgotten" the ideology of Biju Patnaik: Baijayant

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Wednesday alleged that the headed by Chief Minister has "forgotten" the ideology of legendary leader

"The BJD has forgotten the ideology of and was sheltering goons and persons involved in the multi- crore chitfund scam," Panda, who joined the BJP on March 4 said here.

The BJD was formed in the name after former chief minister Biju Patnaik, the father of present chief minister

Panda said he joined BJP as he was inspired by the policies of

"I have been praising the policies of since long. I want to see a better and a better and will serve my people to the best of my ability," Panda said.

"Baijayant Panda's joining BJP will influence the in the state. We welcome him," said.

also welcomed Panda and said his joining will strengthen the party in

Panda was suspended from the BJD last year on charge of anti-party activities and later he resigned from the party as well from the Lok Sabha.

Panda was elected to Lok Sabha twice from Kendrapara seat in 2009 and 2014. He was also a two

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First Published: Wed, March 06 2019. 22:20 IST