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Naveen removes Jay Panda from BJD’s Parliamentary party spokesperson post

 Apparently annoyed over his series of tweets over party matters, ruling Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik today removed Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the post of spokesperson of the BJD's Parliamentary Party.

"Sri Naveen Patnaik, president, Biju Janata Dal has removed Sri Baijayant Panda, MP from being the spokesperson of BJD's Parliamentary Party today with immediate effect," BJD vice-president S N Patra said in a statement.

Panda was recently in news for his news paper articles and a series of comments on social media like tweeter. Patnaik had earlier requested party's senior leaders not to go to social media or media on party matters.

The BJD president had also recently said that the senior leaders should come to him for discussion if any before going to the media.

Panda had also allegedly gave remarks on Patnaik's ministry reshuffle on Sunday.

Panda had said in his Tweet that he had cautioned about the possible resentment if the party reshuffled ministers unevenly and he also cited the examples of two leaders leaving the party in two consecutive days referring to Jajpur's Amar Nayak and Koraput's Jayaram Pangi, who joined BJP.

"One gone yesterday, another today. Yet when I cautioned last week, was contradicted. Now large sections unrepresented, resentment everywhr ??" Panda had tweeted on May 9, 2017.

Panda's tweet remarks had created a flutter in the party as he gave remarks in the social media despite Patnaik's request.

Panda was not available for comment.


Précis 2017
From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.


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