Watch: Who shot Odisha Well being Minister Naba Das?
Das’s thriving transport enterprise made him the second richest MLA within the present meeting after CM Naveen Patnaik, with declared belongings of just about Rs 34 crore, nevertheless it was as a minister within the BJD-led authorities that his inventory gave the impression to be continually rising.
When CM Patnaik reshuffled his 21-member council of ministers final yr, Das was amongst solely 9 who had been retained. His clout in western Odisha, moreover his efficiency as well being minister on the peak of the pandemic, helped preserve him within the occasion management’s good books, insiders mentioned.
Das, who celebrated his 61st birthday on January 7, hailed from the commercial city of Jharsuguda and did his postgraduation in commerce earlier than venturing into regulation. He additionally inherited part of his 92-year-old father Narasingh Chandra Das’s thriving mining transport enterprise spanning Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Sambalpur districts.
Of Das’s three phrases as Jharsuguda MLA, two had been on Congress tickets – in 2009 and 2014. His change to BJD within the run-up to the 2019 elections triggered various jitters in Congress as a result of he had been officiating because the working president of the Odisha PCC on the time, moreover being the sitting MLA. The defection did not dent Das’s political profession, although, as he received the Jharsuguda seat a 3rd time.
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Weeks earlier than Sunday’s deadly assault on him by an on-duty ASI of Odisha Police, Das had been within the information for donating a gold pitcher to a temple in Maharashtra. Amid hypothesis that the 1.7kg gold urn and silver he donated had been value Rs 1 crore, Das advised TOI on January 23 that his choices on the Shani temple in Shinganapur beneath Ahmednagar district had been value not more than Rs 10 lakh.
“From the widespread man to politicians and others, 1000’s collect there to hope to the lord on the auspicious event of Triveni Amavasya. I used to be on the shrine with my household,” he mentioned.
Das’s love of cars was well-known. His 70-strong fleet of economic and private autos consists of a number of luxurious wheels. He additionally owned three licensed firearms – a double-barrel gun, a rifle and a revolver – in line with an affidavit on belongings submitted to the federal government final yr.
Das’s son Vishal handles the household enterprise whereas his daughter Dipali can be usually seen together with her father at political occasions.
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