Odisha: BJP leader Ashok Sahu hospitalised after hunger strike

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Bhubaneswar, Aug 26: Senior BJP leader Ashok Sahu was on Monday rushed to the ICU of a hospital in Cuttack as his condition worsened during a hunger strike at Phulbani in Odisha's Kandhamal district.

Sahu had launched an indefinite hunger strike in front of the district collectorate on Friday demanding arrest of the killers of VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati.

Fasting BJP leader shifted to hospital

He was shifted to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack last night. "Sahu's condition is stable though his blood pressure is fluctuating," said former BJP state president Jual Oram. Sahu developed complications after he gave up food, Oram said.

Sahu, a strong follower of Saraswati, had unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Phulbani seat.


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