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Baijayant Panda resigns from Lok Sabha

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Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda has tendered his resignation and sent a letter in this regard to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, informed Panda in a tweet today.

“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 understand she’s since gone abroad, so I’ve had it delivered,” Panda tweeted.

While quitting the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on May 28, Panda in a letter to party supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said that he would convey his decision formally to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha to accept his resignation from the House upon completion of rites of his deceased father Bansidhar Panda.

Notably, Panda was suspended from the party by Naveen Patnaik on January 24 for anti-party activities.