Is firebrand actress Vijayashanti making a political comeback? Vijayashanti, who went into political hibernation after 2014 elections, has suddenly become active. She has met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday and assured him of working for the victory of the Congress party in the 2019 elections.

Congress Telangana affairs in-charge RC Kuntia too has confirmed that Vijayashanti will play an active role in Telangana politics and will campaign for the party in the upcoming elections. He said from now on, Vijayashanti will attend all party meetings and work to strengthen the party.

Congress insiders say that Vijayashanti might be offered a key party post. After her defeat in the hands of Padma Devender Reddy, currently the deputy speaker of Telangana assembly, in Medak constituency, she remained off radar for the past three years. There are also reports that she was upset at Revanth Reddy's entry into the party. It was perhaps to iron out the differences between Revanth and Vijayashanti that Rahul met her.