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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: BJP leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra was suspended from the party today for six years for three reasons including the disorderly conduct against the party vice president Sameer Mohanty. The announcement was made by the BJP State president Basant Panda here hours after some party activists attacked Sameer Mohanty, an observer for ZP chairperson election, at the party office in Sambalpur earlier in the day.

In a media briefing, the State BJP president said 11 leaders including Mishra have been suspended from the party for six years for defying the decision of the party leadership, disrespecting the party symbol and humiliating the party State vice president.

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Nine zilla parishad members of Sambalpur district, newly-elected zilla parisahd chairperson Radhashyam Barik and BJP State Executive member Nauri Nayak were also suspended from BJP by the party chief of the State unit.

Commenting on the suspension decision, Jayanarayan Mishra stated, “I was in BJP, am still there and will also remain in the party,” adding that he will decide on the next step after getting the party order.

Mishra further stated, “I had no role in the unexpected attack on Sameer Mohanty and condemn the action.”

No police complaint was lodged yet regarding the incident.

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