Bhubaneswar, July 6: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief on the demise of BJD MLA Bishnu Das who passed away at the age of 65 in a private hospital today.
The Chief Minister said that Das was a popular politician, an able organiser, and administrator. His contributions to Odisha as a Minister, Parliamentarian, and MLA will be remembered till eternity. His contribution to the development of Jagatsinghpur district is noteworthy.
He had dedicated his entire life to the upliftment of the Dalits and socially suppressed people in the society, Naveen added.
CM Naveen further said that the senior leader had played a pivotal role in strengthening the organisational structure of BJD. He was fondly respected among all, irrespective of party affiliation, for his liberal attitude.
Naveen conveyed his deep condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the department soul to rest in peace.