Congress MLA Subal Sahu passes away

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Subal Sahu, who had been ailing from cancer for several months, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday. Subal Sahu won from Bijepur constituency three consecutive times. He entered the Assembly in 2004 and followed it with victories over BJD rivals in 2009 and 2014 elections.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the hospital to pay homage to the departed Congress leader. Vice-president of All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi also condoled the death of Subal Sahu. Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan expressed grief over Subal Sahu’s death.

A condolence meeting organised at Congress Bhavan was attended by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Prasad Harichandan and other senior leaders.