Report by Kanhu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: Dr Damodar Routís return to ministerial berth has brought cheer among residents of Paradeep port town and BJD supporters of Erasama, Kujanga, Balikuda and Tirtol blocks on Thursday, report said that Dama Babuís supporters had busted crackers and distributed sweets and celebrated the occasion in much fan fare after the news reached Dama Babu had administered oath and obtained portfolios like Health and Family welfare and MSM departments.
Trade union leaders, labourers, employees and working class people those are serving in different private and public sectors in port town including common men having allegiance to Dama Babu described finally chief minister Naveen Patnaik delivered justice for Dama Babu after giving him a berth in his cabinet on 02 August ministry reshuffle and posted a right man in right position for benefiting Odisha people, stated Sudhakar Mantry a veteran trade union leader.
Dama Babuís strong holds like Bibhuti Ranjan Panda, Sankha Nada Behera, Sabita Mohapatra Kishori Parida,Paradeep municipality chairman and vice chairman Manjulata Jena and Basant Biswal were jubilant after listening Dama Babuís elevation to minister post and lauded the newly appointed health minister would take needful for developing moribund health infrastructures of state , they asserted.
While in Kujanga area Dama Babuís supporters stepped on to street after electronic Mediaís revelation that Dama Babu was sworn as minister on Thursday afternoon, the encouraged BJD loyalists went on merry making and congratulated state chief minister Naveen Patnaik including Dama Babu in ministry, informed Niranjjan Sahoo Kujanga Banika Sangha president, however Dama Babuís return to ministry had too greeted by BJD supporters of proposed Posco project areas, Nirrvaya Samantry a close aide of Dama Babu informed we Posco sympathizers overjoyed the incident and expect Dama Babu would take pivotal role with regard to project starting, he maintained.
However report said that Dama Babuís supporters in Erasama areas have greeted chief minister taking son of the soil Dama Babu in cabinet and a celebration had organised in Dama Babuís native Nuahadihi village under Erasama block on Thursday, informed Nimain Charan Swain former block chairman and close supporter of Dama Babu.
However in district headquarters here the atmosphere had appeared calm and quiet, no BJD followers ensued giving remark on Dama Babuís inclusion in state cabinet; moreover district BJD president and senior Jagatsinghpur MLA Bishnu Das became unavailable for gathering his comment. Similar scenario had witnessed in Biridi, Naugaon, Raghunathpur areas most of BJD supporters were seen not happy Dama Babuís return to ministerial post.