Panchayat polls: BJD declares star campaigners

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has finalized its star campaigners for the ensuing panchayat polls in Odisha.

The campaigners include 30 politicians and 10 film personalities, who will travel across the state to canvass for votes to ensure a victory for the party candidates.

While BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will campaign extensively across the state, several celebrities have been included among the star campaigner lists.

The celebrities, who will campaign for BJD, include Siddhant Mohapatra, Anubhav Mohanty, Prashant Nanda, Akash Das Nayak, Munna Khan. Besides, actor Arindam Ray who recently married the sister of BJD minister Pranab Prakash Das, veteran actor Mihir Das, Kuna Tripathy, Satwaki Mishra and singer Trupti Das will campaign during the panchayat polls.

Senior leaders of the ruling party including Minister Damodar Rout, Bijayshree Routray, Debi Prasad Mishra, Rajya Sabha MPs Prasanna Acharya and AU Singh Deo and Surya Narayan Patro also featured in the list of BJD star campaigners.

While BJP and Congress have finalized their star campaigner lists, they are yet to declare it.

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