VK Pandian Resigns from Active Politics After BJD’s Defeat in Odisha Elections

VK Pandian, a trusted aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has stepped down from active politics following the Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) defeat in the recent assembly elections. Pandian, who had joined the party before the polls, expressed regret if he had caused any offense during his political career.

This development comes just one day after Patnaik publicly praised Pandian, dismissing criticism directed at him for the party’s performance in the elections. Patnaik hailed Pandian as a person of integrity and honesty, commending his contributions.

Pandian’s resignation has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of Odisha, where the BJD has been a dominant force for over two decades. His departure is seen as a significant setback for the party, which is now facing a leadership vacuum with Patnaik’s age and health becoming a concern.

Analysts believe that Pandian’s resignation could trigger a power struggle within the BJD, as various factions jockey for control of the party apparatus. It remains to be seen who will emerge as Patnaik’s successor and how the BJD will navigate the challenges ahead.

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