Bhubaneswar: “I will contest the Bijepur bypoll on BJD ticket and full fill the dreams of my husband”, said Rita Sahu wife of late Congress MLA from Subal Sahu today after joining BJD at a special programme at the party headquarters here.
She along with her son Sumit Sahu joined the ruling party with around five thousands supporters.
“Our family joined BJD as it was my father’s wish to contest 2019 assembly elections on BJD ticket,” said Sumit.
A number of senior party leaders from western Odisha had arrived in Bhubaneswar for the joining ceremony.
Welcoming Rita Sahu BJD President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, ” I am very glad that Rita Sahu, the wife of late Subal Sahu and other members of his family joined the Biju Janata Dal”.
Notably, the Bijepur assembly seat is lying vacant after the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu following prolonged illness on August 22.