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Patnaik’s close aide, Pandian quits politics after BJD’s electoral setback

"I consciously decide to withdraw from active politics. I apologise if I have hurt anyone on this journey. I am sorry if this campaign narrative against me has had a part to play in BJD's loss. My apologies to the entire Biju Parivaar including all the ‘karmis’ for this," Pandian stated, expressing regret for any role he may have played in the party's electoral defeat.