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Odisha ex-minister's allegations ridiculous: CM

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief on Thursday said the corruption allegations levelled by expelled Biju (BJD) were ridiculous.

"has always been making irresponsible statements. His allegations are fruitless and ridiculous," Patnaik told the media here.

Asked about speculations that Rout along with certain other ousted BJD leaders might form a new political party ahead of the 2019 elections, Patnaik said: "Those who want to form a new party, it is their business. It will have no impact in the state."

Rout was expelled from the party on Wednesday for his alleged anti-party activities.

Prior to his expulsion, the veteran had levelled corruption allegations against the He had also questioned the style of BJD's functioning.

Meanwhile, the former said Patnaik should be unseated at the earliest.

"Naveen is now working contrary to the principles of Biju Babu to save his position which must be hurting the great man. It will be auspicious for the people of if the Chief is unseated at the earliest," said Rout.

Also on Thursday, former met Rout at the latter's official residence.

"I had arrived today to give moral support to It was just a courtesy call and we will meet in coming days to take a decision over the party action and will inform all about the decision," Panda said.

Panda had resigned from the BJD on May 28 following his suspension from the party on January 24.



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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 16:12 IST