Bhubaneswar: After being expelled from the BJD, senior leader and former Minister Damodar Rout today lambasted BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik saying State would benefit immensely as soon as Naveen left Odisha.
Without taking his name, Dama said “A group of people are indulged in looting Odisha by selling out the name of Biju Babu. I had never gone to him (Naveen Patnaik) rather he had called me to join his party.”
“Naveen Babu always changed his policies for his self-interest, which goes against the ideology of Biju Babu. Those who are around him have not come in contact with Biju Babu directly; rather they used to oppose him. Most of them have started their political career with corruption.
The mines are being looted by signing MoUs with 48 steel companies. Biju Babu had introduced us in politics to take the name of Odisha to new height, he added.
The claimed that not a single Biju follower be it Bijoy Mohapatra, Panchanan Kanungo, Jayram Pangi, noon has amassed properties. But, the people around Naveen Patnaik are all under the CBI scanner.