New Delhi: Weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019, veteran Bollywood actress Jaya Prada is expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday. If reports are to be believed, she may contest the forthcoming polls from Rampur seat, where she had registered thumping victory in the past. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points
If this happens, the Bollywood actress will be fighting against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. She had also made serious allegations against the senior SP leader, including a claim that he “attempted an acid attack” on her. The duo were part of the Samajwadi Party in 2009. Also Read - Rift in BJP Ahead of Bengal Elections 2021, Workers Clash at Party Offices, Torch Vehicles
The actress started her political stint with N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) but she quit the TDP following a dispute with the Andhra CM. Later, she joined hands with Samajwadi Party and became MP from Rampur between 2004- 2009. In 2010, she was expelled from the SP, after which she floated Rashtriya Lok Manch along with Amar Singh. Also Read - Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee Sends Legal Notice to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari
On dealing with the “negativity” regarding her relationship with Singh, she had said, “So many people have helped me in my life and Amar Singh ji is my godfather.”
The actor-politician had also admitted that she even contemplated suicide when her morphed pictures went viral on social media. “Amar Singh was on dialysis and my morphed pictures were being circulated in the region. I was crying and saying I don’t want to live anymore, I want to commit suicide. I was going through that trauma and no one supported me,” she had stated.
“Only Amar Singh ji, who came out of his dialysis, stood next to me, supported me. What will you think of him? Godfather or someone else? Even if I tie rakhi to him, will people stop talking? I don’t care what people say,” she asserted.