Odisha Senior political leader Damodar Rout critical, see details here

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking piece of news, the senior political leader Damodar Rout is said to be in a critical condition, said reliable reports in this regard on Thursday.

According to reports, health condition of the senior leader Damodar Rout is critical and he is currently on life support system.

Reports say that, his heartbeat is high and his brain is almost dead, he has been admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar since the past 72 hours. The news was confirmed by his son Sambit Rout earlier today.

On January 1 2024, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) had revoked the expulsion of Damodar Rout with immediate effect. According to reports, he was expelled in September 2018. Later he joined BJP said reliable reports. He was a seven time MLA.

On December 22, 2017, Rout was removed as agriculture minister over a controversial statement about the Brahmin community. Then he was expelled from the party in 2018.

He had been a Minister in the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet in all the four terms from 2000. Since 1979 Rout had been in charge of more than 15 different departments during his long political innings after he became MLA for the first time in 1977.

Also Read: BJD Revokes Expulsion Of Damodar Rout With Immediate Effect

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