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Six months after quitting IAS, Pandian exits politics over BJD's poll debacle

IndiaTimes Sunday, 9 June 2024
V K Pandian, who resigned from the IAS last November to join the BJD, rapidly transitioned from being the trusted bureaucratic aide of former CM Naveen Patnaik to a rumored political successor. However, his political career ended just as abruptly on Sunday, as he issued a statement expressing regret that the campaign narrative against him may have contributed to the BJD's loss.
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