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Former minister Damodar Rout expelled from BJD

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Former and senior (BJD) was on Wednesday expelled from the ruling party.

In pursuance of orders from Naveen Patnaik, Damodar Rout, MLA from Paradip, has been expelled from the BJD, said party's in a press statement.

Recently, Rout had created ripples in the political circle by alleging various irregularities and scams in the government in the state.

He had also questioned the style of functioning in the party stating that BJD is being run by one bureaucrat and three MLAs.

After he put the government in trouble by raising corruption issues, Rout was facing heat from within the party for his alleged anti-party activities.

Earlier, had removed Rout from his ministry last year. He was also removed from the

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 22:58 IST
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