Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday ridiculed former MP Baijayant Panda’s statement that he took 22 years to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Baijayanta panda’s statement clearly indicates that he was thinking to switch over to the BJP while he was in the BJD. It is very ridiculous,” said Jena.
He claimed that Panda’s father and mother had benefited a lot from the BJD.
The Minister further said that Panda’s joining BJP will not hamper the BJD at all.