Veteran Actress and politician Jaya Prada joins BJP

Actress Jaya Prada joined the BJP on Tuesday, fuelling speculations that the party may field her against Samajwadi Party veteran Azam Khan in Rampur, western Uttar Pradesh.

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.

Jaya Prada began her career with the Telugu Desam Party in 1994 and was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. She crossed over to the Samajwadi Party after falling out with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu.

Jaya Prada and Azam Khan are arch-rivals and have fought each other bitterly during their stint in the Samajwadi Party.

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