Bhubaneswar: Former Paralakhemundi MLA Bijay Jena passed away at his residence at Gurandi in Odisha’s Gajapati district, last night. He was 90.
He breathed his last following a cardiac arrest, family sources said.
Jena was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly two times in 1977 and 1980 from the Paralakhemundi constituency as an independent candidate.
A pall of gloom descended on the fraternity as several political leaders expressed grief over the demise of Jena.