COIMBATORE: Believe it or not, political parties in Tamil Nadu including national, regional and letterhead outfits, have submiÂtted a list of 340 âstar campaiÂgnersâ for the Assembly polls to the Election Commission. Strangely, the faction-ridden Congress has failed to mention a single VIP campaiÂgner, including Sonia Gandhi or Rahul, although sources in Delhi say the Congress scion will visit the state to support Youth Congress candidates.Of the âstar campaignersâ, less than 10 per cent have the power to influence the electorÂate. The rest are party cadre, perhaps listed to circumvent the ECâs expenditure curbs â expenses of stars campaigning on their own are exempt.The BJP, testing electoral waters alone knowing well it is a losing battle, has decided to pep up its campaign by drawing actor-leaders Hema MaliÂni, Smriti Irani and Kutti Padmini. The partyâs star campaigners include L K Advani, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi, B S Yeddyurappa, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun JaitleÂy and M M Joshi, in addition to local leaders L Ganesan and Pon Radhakrishnan.The DMK has five members of the Karunanidhi family on its list of 40 star campaiÂgners. Apart from the CM, M K Stalin, M K Alagiri, Dayanidhi Maran and Kanimozhi, the other family member is M K Tamizharasu, third son of DaÂyÂalu Ammal.ConspicuouÂsly, Karunanidhiâs daughter SelÂvi, prominent among door-to-door campaiÂgners for him in his native Tiruvarur, does not figure in the list. Actors KhuÂshboo, Vadivelu, Vagai ChandÂrasekar, KumÂari Muthu, NapÂolean (now Union Minister) and debater Dindigul Leoni are the other crowd pullers.The AIADMKâs star campaigners led by its general secretary J Jayalalithaa comprises among others senior leaders O Panneerselvam, Ponnaiyan, K A Sengottaiyan and comedian Senthil and actor Vidhya.