KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will seek vote for his party candidate Rita Sahu for the forthcoming Bijepur by-polls in Bargarh district.
According to reports, Patnaik will campaign for the BJD candidate in Gaisilet and Barpali blocks on February 19 and in Bijepur on February 21.
Apart from Naveen, the BJD has named 39 star-campaigners for the by-polls. It included 5 Ministers, 6 MPs (including Ollywood stars Siddhanta Mohapatra and Anubhab Mohanty), 22 MLAs, 2 BJD spokespersons (Sasmit Patra and Sulochana Das) and four Ollywood actors (Mujjibulla Khan (Muna Khan), Kuna Tripathy, Arindam Ray and Srimayee Mishra).
Rita Sahu, wife of late sitting MLA Subal Sahu, along with her family members and hundreds of supporters had joined the state ruling party on September 23 last year. Later, BJD President named her as the party candidate for the Bijepur by-election which is slated for February 24.