Naveen-led govt has made ‘corruption’ a policy, reiterates Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar:  Coming down heavily on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout once again alleged that corruption has become a way of functioning of the state government here.

“The CM has proved that he changes stance to bail his people out of dicey situations. When his ministers spoke about corruption, he termed such allegations as baseless. Even I was also shown the door. But now Naveen has made corruption a policy in the way his government is functioning,” said Rout.

Rout further alleged that the CM had inaugurated Seashore chit fund firm’s TV channel and was also seen with several persons who have links with Black Rose ship.

The former minister also targeted Odisha government for suppressing the Kunduli gang rape incident which had sparked public outrage across the State.

“We had thrown a government out of power in Anjana Mishra gang rape case. But our  government left no stone unturned to suppress the Kunduli incident. What did the chief minister do to reduce rape cases being reported every day in the State,” questioned Rout.