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Former minister Damodar Rout formally announced the formation of a new regional party namely ‘Biju Samata Kranti Dal

Bhubaneswar: Paradip MLA and former minister Damodar Rout, who has been expelled from Biju Janata Dal (BJD), on Friday formally announced the formation of a new regional party namely ‘Biju Samata Kranti Dal’.

Announcing the party’s name after legendary leader Biju Patnaik at a press conference here, Rout launched a scathing attack against the BJD government. He criticised the government over farmers’ issue, unemployment issue and alleged corruption by administrative officials

 

Rout said the Biju Samata Kranti Dal will fight against corruption and promote the ideologies and principles of Biju Patnaik.

Dama said that former DGP Prakash Mishra will soon join the party. However, Mishra clarified that nobody has spoken to him and he has no intentions of foraying into politics.

After being expelled from BJD on September 12 for his alleged ‘anti-party’ activities, Rout had hinted at formation of the new political party. The followers of Biju Patnaik will be included in the party, he had said.

Among others, former MP and founder of Samata Kranti Dal, Braja Kishore Tripathy and Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) chief Jagneswar Babu were present on the occasion.

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