Congress today announced the list of its star campaigners, who would visit Gujarat and hold several rallies in support of Lok Sabha candidates from the state.
These star campaigners include Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, political advisor to Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, an official release of the party said here today.
Though a detailed programme is not revealed yet by the party, it is expected that these leaders would begin their campaign here from April 16.
"The central election committee of Congress has declared 40 star campaigners for Gujarat, including several national and local leaders. In the comming days, we will be informed about who is comming on which date, but we learned that campaigning will commence from April 16 in Gujarat," Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
Other star campaigners include former cricketers Mohammad Azharuddin and Mohammad Kaif, besides actresses like Nagma and Mahima Chaudhari, and actor Sunil Shetty.
Several senior as well as young Congress leaders have also been included as star campaigners for Gujarat, such as Mukul Vasnik, Ashok Gehlot, Raj Babbar, Girja Vyas, Oscar Fernandes, Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Congress has also included local leaders for campaigning in Gujarat, including Shankarsinh Vaghela, Arjun Modhwadia, Jagdish Thakor, Paresh Dhanani, besides several others.