Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and incumbent Paradip MLA Dr Damodar Rout, who joined the BJP in New Delhi yesterday, returned to Bhubaneswar today.
Rout was given a grand reception like one given to Baijayant Panda a few days back. Senior leaders of the State BJP received him at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Then he was brought in a huge motorcycle procession by hundreds of workers to the party’s State head office here.
It may be noted that Rout had joined the saffron party in the presence of the party’s national vice-president Baijyant Panda, Odisha-in-charge Arun Singh, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP Legislature Party Leader KV Singh Deo.