Former Samajwadi Party MP and actor Jaya Prada joined the BJP on Tuesday. She is best remembered for her iconic victory from Rampur as an SP candidate, despite opposition from the regional heavyweight Azam Khan.
And the fight will be the same this time also, as BJP has decided to field her from Rampur.
Samajwadi party has already given Azam Khan the ticket from Rampur.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she described him as a “brave” leader in whose hands the country is “safe”.
Noting that she started her political journey with the Telugu Desam Party and was its Rajya Sabha MP, before joining the SP and being elected to Lok Sabha from Rampur, 56-year-old Jaya Prada termed joining the BJP is a “significant” moment in her life….and she would now work dedicatedly for the saffron party.
Welcoming her into the BJP, its general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said, she needed no introduction and added she was impressed with the Modi government.