Tag: Dama Rout

Senior BJD leader Dama Rout lambasts political colleagues

Bhubaneswar: As the dissent against senior party leader and ex-minister Damodar Rout continues to grow among BJD leaders for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities, Rout today once again lashed out at his political colleagues and brought in allegation of bias against him. Balikuda-Erasama BJD MLA Prashant Kumar Muduli and Jagatsinghpur district president Bishnu Charan […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Race for Paradip: Dama Rout fires salvo at BJD leaders

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD’s Cuttack Barabati MLA Debasish Samantaray said that he had to forego his interest for fighting from Paradip constituency because of Damodar Rout, the latter today took a dig at the MLA saying that Paradip is not an idle patch of land that anyone can come and start cultivating. Rout said, […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Blueprint preparation for Biju Samatakranti Dal underway: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: A day after proposing a name for his new regional party named after former Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik, senior leader Damodar Rout today clarified that discussion on the finalisation of the party’s name is still under process. The former agriculture minister yesterday proposed to form a party named as Biju Samatakranti Dal. As […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
BJD’s 'Mahila Samavesh' in Paradip on Sept 30; Dama Rout sees red

Paradip: The BJD is all set to organise a Mahila Samavesh of the party’s women wing at Kujang in Paradip Assembly constituency on September 30, for the first time after the ouster of senior leader Damodar Rout from the party. According to sources, several ministers, senior party leaders, Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) leader Pramila […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Dama Rout spews venom on arch-rival Bishnu Das

Bhubaneswar: A few days after his expulsion from BJD, senior leader and former minister Damodar Rout today came down heavily on BJD Jagatsinghpur district president Bishnu Das and termed him as a ‘corrupt’, ‘hated’ and ‘characterless’ person. Bishnu Das is such a corrupt and characterless person and he never hesitates to take bribe from people […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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Elections 2019: Can the old guards take BJD by its horns in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the clash between the BJD, BJP and the Congress in Odisha, it seems the ruling government might also have to deal with a Fourth Front in the upcoming general elections. While the political pundits have been repeatedly speaking of the Congress decreasing in power and BJP having a secret alliance with the BJD, […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Debasish Samantaray & Dama Rout Eye Paradip As Campaign 2019 Gains Steam

Paradip: BJD’s Cuttack Barabati MLA Debasish Samantaray, who, days before, had made it clear that he is determined to oust senior MLA Damodar Rout from Paradip, once again opened up on his interest to fight from Paradip Assembly constituency in the upcoming general elections. During BJD’s Jana Sampark Padyatra Samabesh in Biswali village under Kujang […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Dama Rout targets Odisha govt, Nimapara MLA over corruption

Puri: Continuing the crusade against corruption, senior leader Damodar Rout once again launched scathing attacks on the State government and the Nimapara BJD MLA during an anti-corruption programme organised in the constituency on Sunday. Rout raised allegations of corruption against the local MLA and claimed that the legislator has been involved in a large number […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Dama Rout’s Delhi visit fuels rumours of joining BJP

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout is currently in Delhi and if rumours are to go by, the former minister is likely to join the BJP in a day or two. Although no confirmation has been received from the concerned sources, speculations are rife, fuelling discussions on the impact of such a move by Dama Rout. […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Will take decision on joining party very soon: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout said that he will soon take a decision regarding joining either the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Congress. Speaking to OTV today, the senior leader said “I will surely join a party but will take a final call in a day or two on whether it will be BJP […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Odisha will be relieved of corruption & ill-governance under the BJP: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: A day after joining BJP, senior leader Damodar Rout today expressed confidence that under the BJP government, people of Odisha will be relieved of corruption and ill-governance which has been prevalent under the present Naveen-led government. “While the people of the State are struggling with myriad issues from farmer suicides, corruption, and insecurity of […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Dama Rout’s daughter Pritinanda pulls out of poll fray

Bhubaneswar:  With just a few days to go for the elections, senior BJP leader Damodar Rout’s daughter Pritinanda Routray has withdrawn her nomination and announced that she will no more contest the 2019 polls. According to sources, Pritinanda, who had filed nomination as an independent candidate from Bhubaneswar-North Assembly constituency, took the decision following delay […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
No More Interested In Poll Politics But Will Be With Public: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Shortly after the State unit of BJP released the list of star campaigners for upcoming Bijepur bypoll, Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout today hinted at not contesting direct elections in future and said that he is no more interested in election politics. Interestingly, Rout who was among the star campaigners for the BJP in […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Odisha Politicians Hurl Ram-Ravan Jibe At Each Other

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of the Ravan Podi Utsav, Senior Congress MLA Sura Routray today came up with the star cast of his version of Ramayana and said that every political party is Odisha has Ravans, the ‘demon’ king of Lanka. While Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik happens to be the Lord Ram in Routray’s Ramayana, […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that he was being ignored by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader Damodar Rout today resigned from the primary membership of the saffron party. In his resignation letter sent to BJP state president Basant Panda, Rout rued that his presence is no longer required in the party meeting and decision making. “It […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021