[Watch] Baijayant Jay Panda On His Differences With Naveen Patnaik And Why He Left The BJD

Former Member of Parliament Baijayant Jay Panda announced in the evening of 4 March 2019 that he had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Jay Panda, who was the founding member of Biju Janata Dal, had differences with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and had to make the hard call to quit the party.

What happened exactly, and what led to the split? He explains to Swarajya's Arihant Pawariya.


This is part one of Swarajya’s The Right People with Baijayant Jay Panda.

For part two, watch: Baijayant Jay Panda Explains The Crisis In Odisha And How To Fix It

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