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'I have not done any anti-party activities', says expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (UNI) Senior BJD leader and former minister Dr.Damodar Rout
who was expelled by party supremo and President Naveen Patnaik today clarified that
he has not done any anti party activities.
When the newsmen asked Dr Rout about his expulsion from the party, the senior
leader said he came to know the action from the television news and yet to be
informed by the party.
The former Minister, and a close confident of late Biju Patnaik ,said the person who
has expelled him has not cited any reason on which ground he has been expelled from
the party.
Dr.Rout said if exposing corruption and scams in the government will be treated as
anti party activities and offence, then the people of Odisha will judge it.
The senior leader said in December last he was removed from the council of ministers,
party vice president post and party observer without assigning any reason.
Since then, he has neither been invited in the party meetings nor the party involved him
in any party activities.
He reiterated his statement that a senior IAS officer and three party MLAs are now
running the party affairs, looting money and deciding everything.
It may be recalled here that earlier, another senior leader and Parliament member
Baijant Panda was suspended from the party for indulging in anti party activities after
he questioned the functioning in the party and the role of a senior IAS officer in
dictating the party.
However, before the party took any further action on Mr. Panda, he quit from the
party and also form the Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat.
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Kolkata, Jan 22 (UNI) With an aim to fulfill the aspirations for the social, economic and cultural advancement of the people of districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda, the West Bengal Government constituted the North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) in July, 2011.

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Jammu-Kishtwar-Ramban road blocked for traffic due to snow, landslide; schools closed in Udhampur

22 Jan 2019 | 11:18 AM

Jammu, Jan 22 (UNI) In view of heavy snowfall and landslide, Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed by the authorities on Tuesday.

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Friday Balcao to focus on importance of voter awareness forums & electoral literacy clubs in Goa

22 Jan 2019 | 11:11 AM

Panaji, Jan 22 (UNI) Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event to be held on January 25, will focus on the importance of Voter Awareness Forums and Electoral Literacy Clubs in Goa.

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Pinarayi writes to TN CM on damaged rice

22 Jan 2019 | 11:11 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart seeking immediate steps to prevent rice, damaged in the recent floods, sending back to the market in the State.

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12,453 people went missing in Kerala in 2018

22 Jan 2019 | 11:03 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (UNI) About 12,453 people including 7,530 women and 1,890 children were reportedly missing from God's own country Kerala in 2018.

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