Bhubaneswar: With just few hours after the BJD released its list of star campaigners, opposition BJP reportedly finalized a list of 47 star campaigners including two central ministers on Wednesday. The party has submitted this list to the state election commissioner.
This 47 members list include 2 MP and MLAs including central ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan, state presidents Basanta Panda, and current MLA KV Singh Deo, Rabi Nayak, Radharani Panda and Pradeep Purohit.
The rest 40 members include comprehensive lists of ex-ministers, ex-mps, ex-mlas and some state executives. Some prominent faces who will be seen in campaigning for the saffron party are Biswo Bhushan Harichandan, Manmohan Samal, Dilip Ray, Bijoy Mohapatra, Suresh Pujari, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Rudra Pani, Surama Padhi and Samir Dey.
Unlikely BJD has taken a dozen of celebrities in its star campaigning team, BJP has include only two film stars Sritam Dash and Pinky Pradhan in the team. Congress is yet to finalized its list till now.