Biju Janata Dal MP Tathagata Satpathy quits politics?

March 5, 2019
BHUBANESWAR: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Tathagata Satpathy on Tuesday said he will not contest in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "I am not going to stay in any political party. I am returning to my old profession of journalism," said Satpathy.

Satpathy said he will meet Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik to inform him of his decision.

Satpathy, who represents the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency was re-elected for the fourth time in 2014.

He is the son of former Odisha Chief Minister Nandini Satpathy. He is also the owner and editor of the Odia daily newspaper Dharitri and English daily Orissa Pos.

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