UP: Mohammad Kaif shown black flags; Ravi Kishan's effigy burnt

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Mohd Kaif, Ravi Kishan
Allahabad/Jaunpur, March 14: Cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Kaif, who will contest from Phulpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh, was shown black flags by some Congress workers in his hometown, on Thursday.

According to a reports, Congress workers waved black flags and protested against his candidature from Phulpur and raised slogans like "Mohammad Kaif go back" when he landed at the Bamrauli airport in Allahabad.

The protest was led by Tazimuddin, a member of youth Congress and son of Taslimuddin who wanted ticket from Phulpur.

However, Allahabad-born Kaif met and thanked his supporters.

Congress is banking on Kaif's "star-image" as the constituency is predominated by majority of Muslims.

Phulpur is scheduled to hold Lok Sabha election 2014 in the the fifth phase on May 7.

Cong is facing resentment of own party workers over candidatures of Kaif & Ravi.

Some Congress workers want that Priyanka Gandhi should have been fieleded from Phulpur constituency, as it was once represented by her great-grandfather Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Ravi Kishan's effigies burnt in Jaunpur

According to a report,Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan's effigies were burnt who is all set to contest from Jaunpur constituency of eastern UP and says "he hopes to convert his fans into voters".

"I chose Congress party as I have been campaigning for them for the last decade. I am a Gandhian and a big fan of late Rajiv Gandhi. Priyanka and Rahul are young and can connect with the youth today," said the actor.

He wants to develop Jaunpur as a shooting hub for Bhojpuri cinema by building basic infrastructure.

"I always tell my filmmaker friends in Mumbai to go and shoot in Jaunpur but they avoid due to lack of basic infrastructure. There is no development here which hurts me. I want to make Jaunpur a shooting hub of Bhojpuri cinema. My priorities include toilets in each household, a stadium and a theatre centre," Ravi Kishan said.

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