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Ravi Kishan joins BJP, says 'focus is on development'

Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan on Sunday formally joined the BJP in the presence of national president Amit Shah.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 19, 2017 12:26 IST ]
Ravi Kishan today joined the BJP in presence of Amit Shah
Ravi Kishan today joined the BJP in presence of Amit ShahPhoto:ANI

Noted Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan on Sunday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party national president Amit Shah.

Accompanied by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, Ravi Kishan met Shah at the party headquarters on 11 Ashoka Road where he was formally welcomed into the party fold. 

Talking to reporters after joining the party, Ravi Kishan said he has “come to the party that thinks for the poor.”

“I have come to the party that thinks for the poor, my focus is on development not on insulting others,” he told reporters here. 

Ravi Kishan, a renowned name in Bhojpuri cinema has also worked in several Hindi films. He had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election on a Congress ticket from Jaunpur. 

Earlier in the morning, Tiwari had announced that Kishan would be joining the BJP in presence of Amit Shah. 

“Today famous Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan will joining the BJP in presence of national president Amit Shah,” the Delhi BJP chief tweeted.  

He also shared a picture of the two sitting inside a Delhi-bound plane. Both Tiwari and Kishan are well known faces in Bhojpuri cinema and are known to have good rapport.

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