Tag: Former Minister

Ex-Minister Sanjeeb Sahoo Quits BJD
Former Minister And Lawmaker Sanjeeb Sahoo Quits BJD

Former lawmaker from Biju Janata Dal Sanjeev Sahoo has parted ways with the ruling party. Sahu informed about his decision to quit from the active membership of the BJD through a resignation letter to party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Let Expediency Rule, This Is Election Time!

Bhubaneswar: This is election time, the season of defections. Political loyalties become conveniently fickle at this time and expediency invariably gets precedence over principles. What else can explain former minister, Damodar Rout, a lifelong critic of BJP, entering the poll fray on the lotus symbol. This is going to be his last hurrah or sigh […]

Dama Rout continues tirade against ruling party leaders

Paradip: Former minister and senior leader Damodar Rout who is known as a loudmouth politician continued his tirade against the BJD government and leaders. This time, Rout hit out at State Health Minister Pratap Jena during a ‘Swabhiman Sabha’ programme at Jaldharpur under Kujang in Paradip and said that he doubts Jena will be re-elected […]

Damodar Rout likely to name new party ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal’

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’. […]

BJD leader Dambarudhar Majhi joins BJP

Nabarangpur: Senior BJD leader and former minister Dambarudhar Majhi joined BJP at a special programme in Nabarangpur on Monday. According to sources, a special ‘Mishrana Parba’ was organised at the Saurasahi Kalyan Mandap where Nabarangpur BJP district president Govind Jain and former parliamentarian Parshuram Majhi welcomed him to the party. Majhi, a former minister of […]

Former minister Dolagobinda Pradhan no more

Bhubaneswar: Veteran freedom fighter and former minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passed away today at his Bhubaneswar residence. He was 93. Freedom fighters, eminent personalities and many politicians cutting across party lines visited the minister’s residence this morning to pay last respects to the departed soul. Family members of Pradhan said as per his last wish, he […]

Ex-minister Raghunath Patnaik passes away

Jeypore: Senior Congress leader and former minister Raghunath Patnaik passed away today following a cardiac disease here at a hospital. He was 89. He was admitted to a private hospital here yesterday after he felt difficulties in breathing. He breathed his last this morning during treatment. Patnaik, who was elected to Odisha Assembly six times […]