Tag: Damodar Rout

Dama Rout blames BJD leader Arun Sahoo for ruckus during anti-corruption samavesh

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout on Monday blamed BJD leader Arun Sahoo for ruckus during former’s public rally -Baripada Samavesh and said that he would have to visit Sahoo’s constituency, Nayagarh, to take him to task. Rout alleged that the BJD MLA hired a person to create ruckus during his public meeting out of fear. […]

Dama Rout calls Odisha CM Naveen a 'corrupt leader'

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: After spewing venom against the ruling-BJD, former minister and senior leader Damodar Rout on Sunday trained his guns at the party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by calling him a ‘corrupt leader’. While addressing a public meeting organised by Mayurbhanj Milita Kriyanusthan Committee in Baripada, Dama Rout said that CM Naveen does […]

Tiff over ‘Ravana Podi Utsav’ continues as Dama targets BJD

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 administration dismantles Dama's stage set for 'Ravana Podi Utsav'

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 […]

Cuttack MLA involved in JICA corruption: Dama Rout

Cuttack: Expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout once again spewed venom against Odisha government today and targeted Barabati-Cuttack MLA Debasish Samantaray. Rout, who organised a massive road show in Cuttack today, alleged that the local MLA is involved in corruption particularly in execution of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-assisted integrated sanitation project in the city. […]

Puri bandh violence: Opposition turns heat on local MLA and Minister Maheswar Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: Following vandalism & violence during Puri bandh observed last week, opposition parties have turned the heat on the Odisha government alleging Minister Maheswar Mohanty’s involvement and demanded his ouster from cabinet. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) today questioned the role of Minister Maheswar Mohanty in the entire incident. BJP legislature party leader, KV Singh […]

Concerns raised over BJD’s 2019 poll prospects following high profile exits

Bhubaneswar: With one after another high profile leaders deserting the ruling-BJD camp, now concerns being raised over the prospects of the party during upcoming 2019 elections. After the exits of leaders like Rama Ranjan Baliarsing, Jayram Pangi, former Kendrapara MP and senior leader Jay Panda, ouster of senior leader Damodar Rout and recently resignation of […]

Naveen-led govt has made ‘corruption’ a policy, reiterates Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar:  Coming down heavily on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout once again alleged that corruption has become a way of functioning of the state government here. “The CM has proved that he changes stance to bail his people out of dicey situations. When his ministers spoke about corruption, he termed such allegations […]

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 […]

VK Pandian stalled ordinance for sharecroppers in Odisha: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the State government once again, expelled ruling-BJD leader Damodar Rout today accused VK Pandian, the private secretary of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of deliberately stalling the process to bring an ordinance to protect the rights of sharecroppers in the State. Spilling the beans, Rout alleged that it was due to Pandian, the […]

Op-Ed: Bid to brush Dama’s charges under the carpet would be disastrous for BJD

For well over a week now, the state has been riveted on the unseemly round of charges and counter charges between expelled BJD leader Dr. Damodar Rout and his former party. While this was entirely expected, what has come as a surprise is the viciousness with which both sides have been aiming their barbs at […]

CM Naveen has made corruption a policy of Govt: Dama Rout

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 […]

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 […]

cm naveen
BJD effects minor reshuffle in party organisation

Bhubaneswar: Barely two days after expelling senior leader and former minister Damodar Rout from BJD, party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today effected a few changes in the party’s organisational posts. Through a press release, party general secretary Prashant Nanda informed that Balikuda-Ersama MLA Prasanta Muduli has been appointed as the BJD Working President […]

The sooner Naveen leaves state, the better for Odisha: Dama Rout

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, […]