Sambit revealed that he had urged VK Pandian to request CM Naveen to bring his father back into the party fold two years back. Pandian had assured him to take up the matter at the appropriate time.
A Sarpanch candidate and seven of his supporters in Sailo Panchayat under Kujang Block in Jagatsinghpur district were arrested on Monday for allegedly attacking the vehicle of senior politician and former Odisha Minister Damodar Rout.
Nayagarh: Continuing his tirade on the leaders of the ruling BJD, senior leader Damodar Rout today pointed fingers at Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahoo. He linked the name of the legislator to two-three murder cases including Chhabi Bardhan murder in 2006. The body of Bardhan was found from Sahoo’s residence in the Unit-6 area of the […]
Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and senior leader Damodar Rout dropped a bombshell by accusing Odisha government of showing undue favours to Vedanta. He alleged that bauxite is being provided to the company at much lower price than the actual rate fixed by the Centre. Odisha government has allowed the owner of Vedanta, Anil Agarwal to plunder […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after terming CM Naveen Patnaik as captain of ‘Ravanas,’ senior leader and Paradip MLA Damodar Rout today sharpened his attack against the leaders of the ruling party and said he is now busy with plans to dethrone these ‘Ravanas.’ Dama also targeted Balikuda-Erasama MLA Prashant Muduli after a stage erected for ‘Ravana […]
Jagatsinghpur: A controversy has erupted after the district administration today dismantled a pandal erected by supporters of senior leader Damodar Rout for ‘Ravan Podi Utsav’ at the Anchalika Yuva Parishad ground in Erasama of Jagatsinghpur district. As per reports, the district administration declined to give permission to supporters of Rout to organise ‘Ravan Podi’ function […]
Bhubaneswar: Expelled from the BJD a few days back, senior leader Damodar Rout does not seem to relent from making scathing attacks on almost all BJD leaders including the party president and CM Naveen Patnaik. Continuing the tirade, Rout today once again lambasted CM Patnaik alleging that he has made corruption a policy of the […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after his expulsion from BJD, senior legislator Damodar Rout today sharpened his attack against Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik and said the sooner he (Naveen) will leave the State, the better it will be for Odisha. Rout, who was instrumental in foiling a coup against Patnaik on May 29, 2012, […]
Bhubaneswar: Months after being ousted from the BJD and subsequently floating a new political party, senior leader Damodar Rout today expressed his political aspirations for the future. “I was actively involved in politics for last 44 years and at the age of 77 why should I think about my future. Wherever I go, I find […]
Paradip: A war of words broke out between senior leader Damodar Rout and State Health Minister & BJD spokesperson Pratap Jena during the inauguration ceremony of Kalinga Baliyatra in Paradip yesterday. During the ceremony, Rout took a dig at the State minister, who was also present on the dais. “I thank Jena babu for coming […]
Bhubaneswar: Former minister and BJD leader, Damodar Rout announced that the name of his new political party is likely to be ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal.’ While speaking to mediapersons in Paradip today, Rout said “We are going to form a regional party. Even though the name has not been finalised, I have suggested ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal’. […]
Bhubaneswar: Just days after alleging multiple instances of corruption in various departments of the State government, former minister & senior leader Damodar Rout was dismissed from the BJD today. In pursuance to orders from party president Naveen Patnaik, Damodar Rout has been expelled from the BJD, informed party’s state secretary, Bijay Kumar Nayak through a […]
Bhubaneswar: After creating a flutter with his back-to-back allegations of scams and irregularities in the BJD-led government, senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Wednesday went soft on the Odisha government to the extent of saying, ‘Naveen Babu is a good human being and he has no fault in these irregularities.’ In what seemed an attempt […]
Bhubaneswar: Former minister and senior leader of ruling-BJD, Damodar Rout today stirred the hornet’s nest once again by questioning the Crime Branch probe into gangster Tito’s businesses and connections. Damodar Rout said that Bapu Parida who has been arrested today for his association with Tito has no links with the gangster. “A few years ago, […]
Bhubaneswar: Former minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today fired a fresh salvo at the ruling party saying that if governance of Odisha is handled by a young MLA and a government official then it’s unfortunate. “It is the job of the leader to control and if something his out of control, whose fault […]