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Ravi Kishan in Congress ranks?

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2009 11:26 IST

Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan may soon join the increasing number of celebrities from the silver screen to become posterboys for political parties as he says he is seriously considering an offer from the Congress.

The 'Bigg Boss' finalist, who had earlier wished to stay away from politics after claiming to have got similar offers from BSP and BJP, now seems to have made up his mind to throw his hat into the poll ring.

"I am in talks with the Congress leadership both in Maharashtra and at the Centre. I have put forward some conditions to them and as soon as things materialise in that direction, I will take the final decision," Ravi Kishan told PTI from Mumbai.

The actor, who has featured in several Bhojpuri and Hindi films, has a considerable fan following in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is also expected to campaign for the party along with its youth icon Rahul Gandhi.

"Of course I will do," Kishan said on campaigning with Rahul adding that he will also meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi soon in this regard.

According to sources close to Kishan, the actor has demanded party ticket from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, which also happens to be his home turf as he hails from Kirkat village of the constituency.