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Talking to mediapersons, Rout said he gave Muduli his identity in politics and introduced him to the people of Balikuda-Erasama constituency.
Rout said as he refused to accept the bribe and insisted on the probe, he was thrown out of the Ministry.
However, the veteran did not appear to be someone who would quietly fade into the sunset.
The Chief Minister, however, dismissed the remarks against him by Rout as ‘ridiculous’.
The move came a day after Naveen received complaints of anti-party activities against the senior BJD leader from party workers from Jagatsinghpur district.
While rivals of former minister and Paradip MLA Damodar Rout clamoured for his ouster before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Capital.
Both Muduli and Das alleged that Rout invited BJP and Congress leaders to a recently held public meeting at Erasama by ignoring BJD leaders of the area.
Muduli said though he is the local MLA, Rout did not consult with him for organising the function.
A poster war between Paradip MLA Damodar Rout’s son and local BJD leaders ahead of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to the port town has exposed the rift in the ruling party’s Jagatsinghpur distr
A day after senior BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout expressed displeasure over being sidelined by the party, his son and party general secretary Sambit Routray said it is unfortunate.
Brahmin remark row: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik removes dismissed minister Damodar Rout from all BJD posts
Rout was removed from his post as vice-president of the Biju Janata Dal and district observer of the party, a day after he was sacked from the cabinet for his controversial remark against Brahmins.
The latest ouster took place yesterday when Patnaik sacked Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout on charges of making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.
Rout was yesterday sacked from the ministry over his alleged derogatory remarks against Brahmin community at a public function in Malkangiri district.
Rout has been in the eye of a storm for his ‘beggar’ remarks on Brahmins at the inaugural function of the Malyabanta festival in Malkangiri on December 19.
Since Congress is a secular party, Rout said, there should not be any objection in aligning with it to defeat the BJP's ‘120+ mission’ in Odisha.