New Delhi, March 4 (LocalWire): Baijayant ‘Jay’Panda who had resigned from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat in June last year, formally joined the BJP in New Delhi on Monday.
One of the prominent Rajya Sabha members of the BJD, 55-year-old Panda was sacked from the party after a fall-out with chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kendrapara Parliamentary constituency twice in 2009 and in 2014 which he resigned from last year.
‘Grateful for the support received from all over. On auspicious MahaShivratri I’ve decided to join BJP and work under Narendra Modiji and serve Odisha and the country to the best of my ability,’ Panda tweeted.