Patra is a surgeon by profession and represents the state of Odisha in the central committee of BJP, chaired by National President Amit Shah. He serves as the spokesperson of BJP. Sambit Patra is one of the most visible official spokespersons of the BJP. He is eloquent and can be quite persuasive at times when the party asks him to defend any controversy. There are many, even Right Wingers, who criticize him for being too much aggressive, but the fact that he has the ability to dominate any types of discussions with stunning clarity of thought and oratory skill.