Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress on Tuesday announced the names of its star campaigners ahead of the Panchayat elections in the state.
However, the party has excluded senior leader and former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan.
The names of Chhattisgarh Congress leaders figured in the list of 20 star campaigners and was submitted by the party to the State Election Commissioner, Odisha, a party release said.
OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, senior leader Narasingha Mishra and Odisha in charge A Chella Kumar are also among the star campaigners for the Congress.
Among other Congress leaders who will campaign for the party include AICC secretary G Rudra Raju, OPCC working president Chiranjib Biswal, MP Saptagiri Ulaka, former OPCC presidents Jayadev Jena, Sarat Patnaik and Panchanan Kanungo.