Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center. He is the National Vice President and Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jay Panda has been a four time Member of Parliament of India. He was elected to his second term (2014 – 2019) in the Lok Sabha (House of the People) from Kendrapara Constituency, Odisha. Earlier, Jay Panda had been elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2009 as well as twice earlier to the Rajya Sabha (parliament’s other house, the Council of States) in 2000 and 2006, also from the State of Odisha.

Jay Panda graduated from the Michigan Technological University and, with a background in Engineering and Management, worked in the corporate sector before joining politics.