Jaya Prada: News

Jaya Prada, born on April 3, 1962, in Andhra Pradesh, is an Indian actor-turned-politician who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was a popular actor in Bollywood and the Telugu film industry between the late-1970s and early-1990s. Prada forayed into politics in 1994 when she joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) after its founder, late actor-politician NT Rama Rao, invited her. In 1996, she was nominated to represent Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha. However, she quit TDP in 2004 after differences with the leadership and joined the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP), which led her to a Lok Sabha seat from Rampur in 2004; Prada was re-elected from this constituency in 2009, too. However, she was expelled from the SP in 2010 due to anti-party activities. She joined Amar Singh and formed her own party, Rashtriya Lok Manch, in 2011 which didn't manage to garner much attention. She later joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal and contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, which she eventually lost. Then, Prada finally joined hands with the BJP in 2019 and contested the Lok Sabha elections from Rampur again but was defeated by the SP's Azam Khan.

30 Apr 2020

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14 Sep 2019

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26 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

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25 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS

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17 Apr 2019

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16 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark

A day after senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan sparked a row by insulting his Rampur opponent Jaya Prada, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the comment wasn't meant for her.

15 Apr 2019

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15 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan makes "underwear" comment against Jaya Prada, sparks row

The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low yesterday when veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made an "underwear" jibe, which the BJP said was made against actor Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.

15 Apr 2019

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Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

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07 Apr 2019

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04 Apr 2019

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Recalling Azam Khan's "attacks", Jaya Prada breaks down at rally

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26 Mar 2019

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BJP inducts another high-profile name, Jaya Prada joins party

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11 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan's fierce response to Jaya Prada's 'Khilji' jibe

Furious over Jaya Prada for likening him to evil Sultan Alauddin Khilji of 'Padmaavat, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has sniped back at the actor-turned-politician.

25 Feb 2018

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