New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has accepted the resignation of Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda. She has informed the House about the acceptance today.
Panda, a two-time law maker from Odisha,reently met the Lok Sabha speaker on Tuesday and requested her to accept his resignation.
“As Parliament’s monsoon session begins, I say adieu, after 18 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day. Met Hon’ Speaker yesterday and said I cannot represent my former party anymore, it has strayed too far from its original principles. And so, requested her to accept my resignation from Lok Sabha,” Panda had tweeted.
The MP of Kendrapara had on June 12 resigned as a member of the Lok Sabha.
Earlier in January, the veteran parliamentarian was suspended from the Biju Janata Dal for alleged ‘anti-party activities’ and on May 28 he had resigned from the party. He was associated with the regional party for more than 18 years.