Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout has been excluded from the list of 40 star campaigners released by the party for the upcoming Bijepur bypoll on February 24.
Nayak,Umakanta Samantaray and Pramila Mallick.
Popular cine stars and BJD leaders like Sidhant Mohapatra, Anubhav Mohanty, Munna Khan, Arindam Roy, Kuna Tripathy and Akash Das Nayak will also campaign.
The voting would be held on February 24, while the counting of votes and results of the byelection, necessitated due to the death of Cong MLA Subala Sahu in August, will be declared on February 28. Subala’s widow Rita joined BJD in September.