Rout fires salvo at party
“Chief Minister is yet to make it clear that he is the only power centre and takes decision on his own. I have not requested anyone for ministerial berth and would not accept second power centre,” said Dr Rout.
“I have never allowed anybody to impinge on my self esteem. Recently, some of the newspapers falsely carried reports that I have been made silent by the party on the condition of a ministerial berth. They also wrote in their newspapers how the secret consultations are currently going on regarding this,” added Dr Rout
Meanwhile, clarifying Rout`s charges, BJD MP Baishnav Parida said that there is no second power centre in the party, and everybody has admitted this. Even the CM has put his words on this in clear terms.