Veteran actress and former MP Jaya Prada joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The actress is likely to contest 2019 Lok Sabha election from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh against Samajwadi Party’s key candidate Azam Khan.
Jaya Prada has already won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and 2009. Interestingly, Azam Khan himself had brought Jaya Prada to Rampur for Samajwadi Party.
She was previously a member of the Telugu Desam Party which was headed by NT Rama Rao. But she left following differences with Chandrababu Naidu and joined the Samajwadi Party.
Jaya Prada joins BJP
But she and Amar Singh, with whom she has been closely associated, were expelled from the Samajwadi Party following differences with Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Jayaprada contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on a Rashtriya Lok Dal ticket from the Bijnor seat, but lost the election.
Jaya Prada said she was joining the BJP as she was impressed with the work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She said joining the BJP was a key moment in her life.