Tag: Dama Rout

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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Dama Rout urges Bijoy Mohapatra, Dilip Ray to join his party

Paradip: Senior leader Damodar Rout has urged Bijoy Mohapatra & Dilip Ray, who recently resigned from BJP, to join his new party ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal.’ Rout urged the ex-BJP members to join the party so that they can together fight corruption, misrule, dynasty politics in the State and bring development. The veteran leader also said […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Dama Rout slams Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Tuesday criticised Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the’Chhera Panhara’ rituals performed during Rath Yatra with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and said that Pradhan’s remark is a reflection of his inflated ego. Chhera Panhara is a ritual where flowers are thrown on the floors of the three chariots and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dama Rout hints at nexus between senior BJD leader & D-brothers

Cuttack: Known for his off-the-cuff remarks, BJD leader Damodar Rout once again on Saturday courted controversy by pointing finger at a senior BJD leader of Cuttack for links with arrested Dhala Samanta brothers. Answering to media queries on enforcement directorate (ED)’s summon to son of BJD’s heavyweight late Kalpataru Das and Dharmasala MLA Pranab Kumar […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
How Dama Rout lamented bureaucratic disobedience before getting sacked

Bhubaneswar: Bureaucrats are not carrying out the instructions of the State government and the orders of ministers are buried under red tape – these were the serious allegations that were brought by Damodar Rout two weeks before he was sacked as Agriculture minister. OTV has obtained documents which reveal that in a note sheet which […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
CM Naveen rules out Cabinet reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculation, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today said that the party has no plans of reshuffle in the immediate future. “There is no plan for a reshuffle yet,” the Chief Minister clarified while speaking to the media on Saturday. Speculation about a possible reshuffle was rife after […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Police complaint lodged against Dama Rout for 'beggar' remark

Puri: Protests against Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout’s ‘beggar’ remarks on Brahmins have taken a bigger  proportion with a group of Brahmins lodging a police complaint against him here on Thursday. The activists submitted a written complaint to the Town police here alleging that the Minister is trying to mislead people by giving such derogatory remarks. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dama Rout draws flak for 'beggar' remarks

Bhubaneswar: Minister Damodar Rout, who is known for his off-the-cuff remarks, has once again landed in controversy for his ‘beggar’ remarks on Brahmins.   Protesting his remarks, a group of Brahmins staged a protest against Minister Rout in Puri today demanding his suspension. The activists under the banner of Odisha Vedic Brahmana Parisad and Mukti Mandap […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Activists vent ire on Dama Rout, barge into his house

Bhubaneswar: After protests against the recent farmers’ deaths and crop loss failed to move Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout, activists of Nav Nirman Yuba Chhatra Sangathan today stormed into the residence of the Minister demanding his arrest during a demonstration in the city over farmers’ issues. Though police officials had been deployed outside Rout’s residence, they […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Excise dept kept in dark about denotification of State Highways: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: To circumvent Supreme Court’s liquor shop ban along national and state highways, the Odisha government’s recent announcement to denotify state highways as urban roads, hit the first hurdle after State Excise minister Damodar Rout on Tuesday alleged that his department was not consulted before taking such a decision. The minister stated though the decision […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Dama Rout leading anti-corruption crusade against ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar/Khurda: Senior leader Damodar Rout, who was expelled from the BJD recently, seems to be leading an anti-corruption crusade against his former party. After Mahanga, Nimapara and Cuttack, Rout sharpened his attack on the Odisha government at a Janjagran Mahamenta Samavesh in Khurda. Flanked by parties like Congress, CPI and CPM, Dama once again spewed […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Ex-minister Prafulla Ghadei distances himself from Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: A day after expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout announced plans to float a new party and said that former BJD leader Prafulla Ghadei agreed to his proposal but changed his mind afterwards; Ghadei today rubbished the claims and said Rout is making such frivolous statements to create confusion in the minds of people. “I […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Dama Rout to float new party; BJD denies impact

Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout on Wednesday announced to float a new party by the end of this month stating that it will be named after former Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik. Ever since the BJD expelled the senior leader for his alleged anti-party activities, he has been the centre stage of Odisha politics. […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Dama Rout vows to checkmate CM Naveen, BJD

Bhubaneswar: After levelling a string of allegations against various departments of the State government a few days ago, senior leader Damodar Rout on Monday threw a ‘checkmate challenge’ at Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik. Training his guns at Patnaik, Rout said that he will not allow any Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Dama fires salvo at MP, Minister for police bandobast

Jagatsinghpur: Training his guns at Parliamentarian Kulamani Samal and Odisha Women and Child Development (W&CD) Minister Prafulla Samal, expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout on Saturday questioned the reason behind the deployment of police personnel during a ration card distribution programme at Kujang in the district. “The Minister had come to distribute ration cards to the […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021