Odisha BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy decided to quit active politics to return to full-time journalism

Bhubaneswar: Dhenknal Lok Sabha MP Tathagata Satpathy has announced that he would virtually give up politics.

“I had taken this decision some time back. I am happily quitting politics. I have no pressure. The only pressure on me is my son’s pressure. He wants me to stay at home and focus on journalism. Bijubabu had brought me to active politics. I am retiring from electoral politics on the auspicious day of his birth anniversary,” Satpathy told the media.

He said that he now wants to focus on journalism. There is dearth of fearless journalism in Odisha as journalists have “sold out themselves”, he opined, though, according to observers, his journalistic writings have very often been tailored into his political agenda.