Puri (Odisha): Trouble mounted on Friday for Odisha agriculture minister Damodar Rout for his “beggar” remarks on Brahmins.
A group Brahmin activists submitted a written complaint to the Puri Town police alleging that the minister was trying to mislead people by giving such derogatory remarks on their community.
The Brahmins warned that they would oppose the minister’s scheduled visit to the pilgrim town on December 26.
On Thursday, the minister had sought an apology for his remarks through a video.
It may be mentioned here that Dr Rout, during a cultural festival at Malkangiri recently, had stated that tribals never ask for anything; rather Brahmins beg for alms, if situation arises.