Bhubaneswar: As soon as BJD's Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda was suspended from the party on Wednesday evening, a wave of shock and disappointment took over Twitter in support of the immensely popular parliamentarian, not only by people from Odisha but from across the country. The outpour was so vehement that at a point in time #JayPanda was one of the trending hashtags on Twitter.
While many declared that this is the beginning of end for BJD, a large number of followers of Odisha politics also said that they can sense a strong conspiracy designed behind this drama.
@PandaJay sir, this is what I told from the beginning that enquiry is a drama, but a script is running. Unfortunately the Best MP , as awarded, is suspended by so called best administrator CM.
— Manoranjan Sahoo (@mano_soham) January 24, 2018
ଏକଛତ୍ରବାଦୀ ଶାସକ @Naveen_Odisha ପୁଣିଥରେ ପ୍ରମାଣ କରିଛନ୍ତି ଯେ @bjd_odisha ରେ ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ର ନାହିଁ ଓ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ଜାଣିନଥିବା ନବୀନ, ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ IAS ଅଫିସର ଙ୍କ କଥାରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ନେତା @PandaJay ଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତିଭା ହତ୍ୟା କରୁଛନ୍ତି। pic.twitter.com/tNWYrRKqma
— sikandar ali (@sikandarbjp) January 25, 2018
I saw people of Odisha talking that BJD will destroyed after death of CM Nabin Pattanaik, But today i think it will happen in front of CM Soon.....
— SOUMYASMIT DAS (@soumyasmitdas) January 24, 2018
— Sach Mein Utha Le ? (@Uthale_Re_Deva) January 25, 2018
— Saurabh Bohra (@saurabh_bohra) January 24, 2018
The loss is entirely BJD and, if one may say, Naveen Babu's. You will be able to serve the people of Odisha better from outside the BJD in its present form and also contribute to national politics. Blessings of Lord Jagannath surely with you. Bests,
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) January 24, 2018
Known for being vocal and critical about unfair administrative policies, including that by his party, specially on Twitter, many people have expressed through tweets that his honesty cost him his position in his party.
1 MP in a constituency hit by water shortages used his MPLADS funds to build 52 water tanks... logical you my think
But MLA of his own party accuses the MP of high handedness and gets him suspended from party...#JayPanda
— Rajagopalan Krishnan (@rajaryank) January 25, 2018