STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Rout Criticises Das on Family Norms

Published: 27th July 2014 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2014 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Excise Minister Damodar Rout on Saturday created a flutter by indirectly criticising his party colleague and Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das for claiming that his wife and son, who availed houses and plots under discretionary quota, constitute separate families.

Rout told mediapersons that if a son is a major, married and stays separately, he can be considered a separate family. But, if the son stayed with his father’s family, the claim is not correct. Besides, how can a wife be considered a separate family, he asked.

Rout said at the time of applying for a plot or a house in Bhubaneswar, a person has to swear an affidavit that he or his family members do not have a plot or a house in the Capital.

Whoever violated the law, from BJD, BJP or Congress is guilty, he said.

The issue of misuse of discretionary quota by senior BJD leader had rocked the Assembly for three days during the week with BJP MLAs disrupting proceedings in the House demanding a statement of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the issue.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp