Bhubaneswar:Former minister and Paradip MLA Dr. Damodar Rout Friday floated his new regional political outfit–Biju Samata Kranti Dal.

Dr.Rout announced the name of his political party at a press conference, here on Friday. Former BJD MP from Puri and founder of Samata Kranti Dal Braja Kishore Tripathy and Odisha Jana Morcha chief Jagneswar Babu were present in the conference.

Dr.Rout said that the Biju Samata Kranti Dal will preserve and promote the ideologies and principles of former chief minister Biju Patnaik.

Dr. Rout, who has been expelled from the BJD recently, has turned a worse critic of chief minister Naveen Patnaik.