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Dama Babu’s allegations are fruitless, ridiculous: Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dismissed the corruption allegation leveled by Damodar Rout on various State Government departments.

“Dama Babu is always making irresponsible statements. His allegations are fruitless and ridiculous,” Patnaik told reporters here after his return from New Delhi.

Rout was dismissed from the BJD yesterday for anti-party activities.

The seven-time MLA and former Minister had recently created a stir by alleging financial misappropriation of Rs 30 crore in OMFED and Rs 700 crore scam in Odisha State Cooperative Bank. He also alleged fraud of Rs 100 crore in sapling plantation under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

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