Damodar Rout, Bijayshree may get ministry

Bhubaneswar: Senior party leaders Dr Damodar Rout and Basudevpur MLA Bijayshree Routroy would reportedly take oath as new ministers today afternoon, sources said.

The list of new ministers also includes Dharmasala MLA Kalpataru Das, Rajanikant Singh, Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahu, Raghunathpalli MLA Subrat Tarai, Ali MLA Pratap Dev, Jeypore MLA Rabinarayan Nanda and Bangiriposi MLA Sarojini Hembram.

Pravat Tripathy and Bramhagiri MLA Sanjay Dasburma are expected to take charges as the government chief whip and government deputy chief whip respectively, sources said.