Brahmin Mahasangha demands ouster of Damodar Rout from BJD

Bhubaneswar: There are no signs of let up for senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Damodar Rout from the casteist remark as the Brahmana Mahasangha on Sunday took out a rally demanding the ouster of Rout from the party.

Brahmana Mahasangha tried to gherao the official residence of Rout near Sishu Bhawan square in Bhubaneswar protesting over Rout’s derogatory remarks against Brahmin community.

However, the police thwarted the plan of the outfit and stopped midway.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the official residence of the senior BJD leader.

The Brahmins demanded an unconditional apology from the former minister.

Naveen Patnaik should immediately remove such a nasty politician from the party for his derogatory remark against the Brahmin community. We will continue our agitation until he is dismissed from the party,” said Mahasangha advisor Sriguru Sri Sitaram Satpathy. 

Notably, Damodar Rout was sacked from the council of ministers on Friday for his casteist remark against Brahmins. On Saturday, he was also relieved from the post of BJD vice president and observer of Dhenkanal district.