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Tathagata confirms quitting politics, to address media at 4.30 pm

5/03/2019 at 1:19 PM

Bhubaneswar: Confirming his decision to quit politics, BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy today told News7 that he would address a press conference at 4.3 pm today and speak about his decision not to contest the ensuing elections.

While saying that he will not contest the ensuing polls, the Dhenkanal MP said that he is quitting politics so that he can focus on journalism.

“Nobody has the guts to kick me out of the party. As my son said me to quit politics, I did it,” said Satpathy.

He said that he soon meet Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik to apprise him about his decision not to contest election anymore.

Speculations of Satpathy quitting politics started making rounds on Monday after attended an 11-day ritual (shraddha) of a party supporter in Angul district along with members of all the seven assembly segments under Dhenkanal Assembly constituency and later tweeted that he happily bid adieu to all.

“Today at Bhakti babu’s mother’s 11th Day after death, Angul. Huge gathering. Nearly my total gang (all not in photo) from all 7 Assembly segments was invited/present. Lunched and happily bid Adieu to all,” he tweeted.

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