Actor Turned Politician Jaya Prada joins BJP, may contest Lok Sabha election from Rampur


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New Delhi : (26/03/2019) Actor-turned-politician and former Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Prada joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today. She was inducted into the party by BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni, and in the presence of other senior party leaders.

Jaya Prada told the media, “This is a significant moment for me. Be it cinema or politics, I have worked with all my heart and dedicated my life to it. Thankful to the BJP for this respect.”

Jaya Prada is likely to be fielded from the Rampur Lok Sabha constituency which she represented in 2009 and 2014. On both occasions, she defeated Congress’s Noor Bano from Rampur. The Samajwadi Party is fielding Azam Khan from the constituency.

Jaya Prada had earlier claimed she was harassed by from Azam Khan and received threats from him.

She and Amar Singh, with whom she has been closely associated, were expelled from the Samajwadi Party following differences with Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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