Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda Joins BJP in New Delhi

New Delhi: Former MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi in presence of the party’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, BJP State president Basant Panda & other senior leaders of the saffron party.

Former MP Baijayant Panda meets BJP’s national president Amit Shah at party headquarters in New Delhi after joining the saffron party .

“I welcome my friend Baijayant Jay Panda into the BJP family. His popularity and connect with the Odia youth will further strengthen the surge of the BJP in Odisha,” Pradhan said after Panda officially joined the saffron party.

Panda hit out at the BJD government in Odisha saying the governance under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has deteriorated sharply in the state.

“Nine months of introspection & widespread consultations w/colleagues & public. Grateful for support recd from all over. On auspicious #MahaShivratri I’ve decided to join @BJP4India & work under the leadership of @narendramodi Ji to serve Odisha & India to the best of my ability,” Panda tweeted.