Bhubaneswar, Apr 7: BJP senior leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will hit the campaign trail in Pipili Assembly constituency on April 13, according to party sources.
Now, other BJP star campaigners are holding public meetings and canvassing voters in favour of party candidate Ashrit Pattanayak.
Pradhan is likely to participate in road shows and address public gatherings at different places under Pipili and Delanga blocks.
Leaders of three main parties, BJP, BJD and Congress, have already started campaigning in favour of their respective candidates. While the BJD has fielded Rudra Pratap Maharathy, son of former MLA Pradeep Maharathy, the BJP and the Congress have fielded Ashrit Pattanayak and Ajit Mangaraj, respectively.
The by-poll has been necessitated due to death of sitting MLA Pradeep Maharathy.