08 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: Former Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier this week, was on Friday appointed its national vice president and spokesperson.
Party chief Amit Shah made the appointment, which will be effective immediately, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh stated in a letter.
Panda joined the BJP on March 4, nine months after he resigned from the Biju Janata Dal.
In January last year, BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had suspended Panda from the party on disciplinary grounds.