Bhubaneswar: Family of late Congress Bijepur MLA Subal Sahu will join Biju Janata Dal (BJD), said Sumit Sahu, the legislator’s son, today.
They will join the conch party on September 23 after visiting Naveen Nivas, residence of Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik, here, he said.
The BJD has given assurance to his mother in this regard, he added.
Labour Minister Sushant Singh had yesterday hinted about their joining in BJD. The by-poll for Bijepur assembly constituency will be held soon, the minister had said.
Notably, Subal Sahu had died on August 22 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was suffering from cancer.
Born on March 11, 1961 at Barpali in Bargarh district, Sahu was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly thrice (2004, 2009, 2014) from Bijepur constituency.
He had defeated top BJD leader Prasanna Acharya in 2014 assembly polls.