BJD’s internal fight worsens, eggs thrown at MP Jay Panda in Odisha


BJD’s internal fight worsened alarmingly after eggs were thrown at Jay Panda allegedly by supporters of BJD MLA Pratap Jena on Tuesday morning.


Jena’s supporters alleged that Panda had chosen not to invite the MLA for water tank inauguration.

The BJD MP denied the allegations calling them false. He said that plaque, which was broken had names of local MLA and officials.

He told ANI, “I have always ensured they are invited.”

He later tweeted, “Forget stones & eggs, they can’t cow me down even if they use bullets. These MPLAD-funded projects = 5.2 million litres of drinking water.”

Panda was recently sacked as the BJD spokesperson.

“Naveen Patnaik, president, Biju Janata Dal has removed Baijayanta Panda, MP from being the spokesperson of BJD’s Parliamentary Party today with immediate effect,” BJD vice- president S N Patra had said in a statement.