Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Baijayant Panda has resigned from the party on Monday. Panda was suspended from the party on January 24, 2018 for his anti-party activities.
Panda has submitted his resignation papers to the party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
The Kendrapara MP said that he would resign from the Lok Sabha after the rituals of his deceased father is over.
In a three-page letter, Panda has cited that personal humiliation has forced him to quit the party.
“It has plumbed the absolute depths of inhumanity when neither you nor anyone from the BJD turned up to pay their last respects to my father Dr Bansidhar Panda, who as everyone knows was a very close friend, supporter and associate of Biju uncle (Biju Patnaik) for decades,” the MP said in the letter.
“It is with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the kind of politics into which our BJD has descended,” Panda wrote in the resignation letter.