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Bhubaneswar: Three -time Congress MLA from Bijepur Assembly constituency Subal Sahu passed away today following a prolonged illness. Sahu was 56 at the time of death and was under treatment for cancer at a private hospital here.
Following the death of the veteran leader, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, OPCC president Prasad Harichandan, former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik and Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Odisha Assembly Narasingha Mishra expressed deep condolence and prayed for the departed soul.
A popular leader of the Congress party, Sahu was elected to Odisha Assembly from Bijepur constituency in Bargarh district consecutively in the year 2004, 2009 and 2014. In the 2014 Assembly Poll, he defeated BJD’s Prasanna Acharya.