Dama Rout fires salvo at Minister Surya Patro over Cyclone Titli remarks

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister Dama Rout today trained guns at Minister Surya Narayan Patro and criticized him for his remarks over Cyclone Titli death toll.

“Patro said that there was zero causality during Titli for state government’s preparedness and if some damages have taken place that must have been in America. Such comments reflect that he is mentally unstable,” said Rout.

“How can we assume the state machinery is functioning, if the district collector and other officials don’t report the causalities to the concerned ministers of the state,” questioned Rout.

Defending himself Patro said “I had no information on the causalities during the time media asked me about it. But after getting reports from media I contacted the concerned officials from the areas and found the news to be true.”