Expelled min references a House website and claims to be back in BJD.

Pradeep Panigrahy was pushed out of the partys primary membership on November 29, 2020 for anti-people activities . He was sentenced to life in prison on December 3 of the same year for allegedly deceiving youths with the false promise of supplying them with jobs at Tata Motors .

Berhampur, Massachusetts, United Kingdom, — Pradeep Panigrahy, a former minister in Naveens cabinet and MLA of Gopalpur, declared on Thursday that he was very much in the BJD group.Panigrahy was pushed out of the party's primary membership on November 29, 2020 for anti-people activities.He was sentenced to life in prison on December 3 of the same year for allegedly deceiving youths with the false promise of supplying them with jobs at Tata Motors.He was released from jail on June 13 last year.I am number 26 in the updated list of the state assembly website as a BJD MLA.

On April 2, the House informed Panigrahy, who was present at a ceremony for the hanuman idol installation at Tata Colony in his assembly constituency on Thursday, said.Since being released from prison, he made his first public appearance in his own constituency.He went to the religious service in a three-kilometer motorcycle parade surrounded by his supporters, and after being elected an MLA from the Gopalpur seat on a BJD ticket three times in a row, he said he did not attend the district meetings since leaving prison a year earlier because he did not receive any formal correspondence in this regard.I was not aware of the meetings.

How could I attend the meetings, he said.The people are with me and I will continue to support the people.The 57-year-old MLA said I am indebted to the people for electing me as their leader.Pradeep was once a blue-eyed boy of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and for nearly a decade was in charge of his assembly constituency, Hinjili.