Odisha state Congress has decided to field Telugu superstar-turned-minister K Chiranjeevi as its star campaigner in the 2014 general elections against BJD’s actor-MP Siddhant Mohapatra.
Speaking at the felicitation function organised by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) at the Congress Bhavan, Chiranjeevi said, â€œI will campaign for the party as per the request of the OPCC. I have a large number of fans in the state,â€ he said.
Addressing the meeting, OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik had requested Chiranjeevi, Union Minister of State for Tourism, to campaign for the party in the next elections. â€œYou should at least visit Odisha once a month for party work,â€ he said.
Chiranjeevi said, “I know that a large number of Telugu-speaking people live in southern Odisha. I will definitely campaign there,” he told.
After the felicitation programme, Chiranjeevi visited the famous Sun Temple at Konark where he was greeted by the people of the area.