Jeypore, Oct 5: Former MP & Odisha minister and present BJP leader Jayaram Pangi has hinted at quitting the party. He has formed an outfit to demand Union Territory (UT) status for the undivided Koraput district.
“I have been blessed by the people of Koraput since I joined politics. I want to work for the well-being of the tribals even without remaining associated with any political party,” Pangi said.
“Dandakaranya Parbatmala Vikash Parishad which is spearheading the movement seeking Union Territory status to Dandakaranya Parbatmala province, comprising regions of undivided Koraput and some parts of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh,” he told media persons.
Pangi, who had won the Koraput Lok Sabha seat in 2014 on the BJD ticket, was suspended from the regional party for anti-party activity. Pangi then joined BJP in May 2019.