Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a list of 40 leaders who would campaign for party’s candidate Suryabanshi Suraj Sthitaprajna in the Dhamnagar by-election in Odisha, scheduled to be held on November 3.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bisweswar Tudu have been included in the BJP star campaigners’ list.
This apart, the list also includes BJP Odisha unit president Samir Mohanty, Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly Jayanarayan Mishra and party’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra.
BJP leaders D. Purandeswari, Bijaypal Singh Tomar, Baijayant Panda, Jual Oram, Suresh Pujari, Basanta Panda, KV Singhdeo, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Aparajita Sarangi have also found place in the campaigners’ list.
Notably, by-election is being held for Dhamnagar Assembly seat due to the death of sitting MLA Bishnu Sethi. Sethi had won the Assembly segment on a BJP ticket in 2019.