India, Oct. 6 -- Former parliamentarian from Odisha's Koraput Jayaram Pangi on Tuesday said he will quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to fight for conferment of Union Territory status to undivided Koraput district along with some portions of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Pangi, who joined the BJP in 2017 and lost the Lok Sabha polls from Koraput in 2019, said after remaining in politics for 44 years, he wanted to do some defining work for betterment of his native place and its people.

"I have been doing party politics for the last 44 years but in the dusk of life, I want to dedicate my time towards the greater development of undivided Koraput. The only way to resolve the issues is to accord Union Territory status to these areas f...