Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (LocalWire) Former Lok Sabha member Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over seven months ago, said he will soon announce his political future.
Declining to clarify whether he he will enter a political alliance or float a new party, Panda said: “With elections nearing, people of Odisha have the right to know what are my plans in politics. I am almost in the final stages to take a decision. So, they can expect an announcement soon.”
Panda said he had been travelling extensively across the state in the last seven months and meeting people from various social strata to get an idea what Odisha wants.
“It is now clear my decision to quit the ruling party was a right decision. It was in the interest of my self-respect,” he added.