The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency and the Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan said that contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as Congress candidate was his mistake and BJP is last resort. Interviewing to the Press Trust of India (PTI) Ravi Kishan said that actor turned politicians like NT Rama Rao and Vinod Khanna are an inspiration to him and in future he sees himself projecting as a serious politician like them.
Ravi Kishan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in February 2017. While interviewing Ravi Kishan claimed that politics has been a serious issue for him and for that reason he left his successful career in Bhojpuri films. He also said that he received blessing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath for his seriousness towards politics.
In 2014 general elections Ravi Kishan contested from his home constituency of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh and lost the election. Taking a strike at Congress, the actor said that when he lost the election nobody in the party got in touch with him and dejected him.
Ravi Kishan asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s view has inspired him and he was impressed by the outlook of the Prime Minister. Talking about the nationalism as an agenda of the ongoing general elections Ravi Kishan sad that nationalism is a major issue of the country. Stating his opinion, the actor said “If the country is safe, my children will be safe and so will be the future generations. We want a safe and strong nation so that no enemy country can stare us down.”
Applauding the Modi government, Ravi Kishan said that the work done by Modi Ji and Yogi Aditya Nath is visible in every village of Gorakhpur. The money is being used for the welfare of the people and the nation has progressed maintaining harmony between the communities.
The actor also said that after the elections are over will setup studio and continue with his acting career. “Once the Lok Sabha elections are over, I will set up a studio here so that I can shoot for my films and work for the welfare of the people at the same time.”
Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 4 phases of elections on April 11, April 18, April 23, and April 29. The remaining three phases of elections will be held on May 6, May 12, and May 19. The results for the Lok Sabha elections will be announced on May 23.