Bhubaneswar, July 11 (LocalWire): Both the ruling Biju Janata Dal and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party today released their lists of star campaigners for the upcoming by-election which is scheduled to be held on 20 July.
BJD announced party’s supremo Naveen Patnaik and 40 other prominent leaders including Pramila Mallick, Prafulla Kumar Mallick, Sashibhusan Behera, Pratap Deb, Debi Prasad Mishra, Pratap Jena, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Pradip Kumar Panigrahi, Sanjay Das Burma, Arun Sahoo, Pranab Prakash Das, Samir Ranjan Dash, Susanta Singh, and Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra in the list.
Similarly, Raghunandan Das, Rajendra Sahoo, Sarada Prasad Nayak, Chandra Sarathi Behera, Pranab Kumar Balabantray, Arabinda Dhali, Umakanta Samantray, Ananta Narayan Jena, Byomokesh Ray, Braja Kishore Pradhan, Ashok Kumar Bal, Devi Ranjan Tripathy, Bikram Panda, Sudhi Kumar Samal, Latika Pradhan, Souvik Biswal, Haji Md. Ayub Khan, Muzibulla Khan, Subash Singh, Minati Behera, Srimayee Sweta Snigdha Mishra were also named.
Some Ollywood faces like Arindam Roy, Kuna Tripathy and Akash Das Nayak have been roped in by the BJD to campaign for Agarwalla.
On the other hand, BJP released its list of 40-star campaigners for the upcoming polls. Saffron party leaders Arun Singh, Dharmendra Pradhan, Pratap Sarangi, Jual Oram, Baijayanta Panda, Suresh Pujari, Sambit Patra, Basanta Panda, Biswa Bhushan Harichandan, KV Singh Deo, Manmohan Samal, Aparajita Sarangi, Sangeeta Singh Deo, Sritam Das, Harihar Mohapatra, Anu Choudhury, Pinky Pradhan will campaign for the party at Patkura seat.