Bijayshree Routray not to contest polls anymore
Bhubaneswar: Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray on Thursday announced he would not contest any more elections. However, he said that he will continue to work for the party organization.
“I have been in politics for the last 40-years. So, I have decided not to contest in any elections. However, I will work to strengthen the party and do everything except contesting in the elections,” said Routray speaking exclusively to Kalinga TV.
The Forest and Environment Minister has been representing the Basudevpur assembly constituency in Bhadrak district since 1990.
He has won from the seat six times in a row and has held important portfolios in the Naveen Patnaik government.