Bhubaneswar: A day after quitting BJP, senior leader Ashok Panigrahi says he has decided to extend support to BJD in the upcoming Bijepur Bypoll after consultation with his supporters. He, however, adds that the support will be for a temporary period till the by-election .
Ashok Panigrahi, who was party’s candidate for 2018 Bijepur bypoll, claims he is being ignored by the party. BJP did not offer me any responsibility & took me into confidence so I quit the party after consulting my supporters. I will blame the organisational leadership of the party for my disappointment says Senior leader Ashok Panigrahi on quitting BJP.