Baijayant Jay Panda

Baijayant Jay Panda

Baijayant Jay Panda is the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prabhari in Charge of Assam and Delhi BJP Units. He has been a four-time Member of Parliament, elected twice each to the Rajya Sabha (2000 and 2006) and the Lok Sabha (2009 and 2014). He graduated from the Michigan Technological University, conferred with degrees in Engineering and Management. He has also worked in the corporate sector before setting foot into politics.

He had been a member of the BJP National core group to articulate the rationale and aims behind Amendment of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution relating to Jammu & Kashmir. In 2008, he was also awarded the “Bharat Asmita National Award” for active involvement and exhibiting best parliamentary practices by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India.

He made significant contributions towards the formation of the erstwhile Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) and also served as its Convener. He has also been closely associated with the India-USA Forum of Parliamentarians since it was established and held the position of its Chairman for fifteen years.

He is the author of the book ‘LUTYENS’ MAVERICK: Ground Realities, Hard Choices, and Tomorrow’s India.