Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik Monday lifted the expulsion order on former finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei.

The former Sukinda MLA Ghadei was expelled from the party for his remarks against party supremo Naveen Patnaik which was published in a vernacular newspaper in September, 2014.

Presently, Ghadei’s son Prthi Ranjan Ghadei is the sitting BJD MLA from Sukinda.