Time will tell what my next step will be: BJD's Prasanna Patasani on denial of ticket 

A five-time Parliamentarian, Prasanna Patasani was aspiring to contest from the Chilika Assembly constituency.

BJD leader Prasanna Patasani

For me, position doesn't matter, what matters most is respect and trust, said BJD’s senior leader Prasanna Patasani in a press statement on Saturday. His statement came after BJD fielded Raghunath Sahu from the Chilika Assembly seat, from where Patasani was speculated to be nominated. 

Now I am in the Biju Janata Dal. Following the orders of the leadership, I am working with discipline. Position is not important to me, but respect and trust are important to me, Patasani said.