Jaya Prada breaks down at Rampur rally

Politics

04 Apr 2019

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

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada got emotional on Wednesday while addressing the crowd in Rampur of Uttar Pradesh.

Jaya, who has represented the constituency in the past, said she didn't want to leave it but was driven away by Azam Khan, who is a senior leader of Samajwadi Party.

As Jaya fought her tears, the crowd cheered, "Jaya Prada ji sangharsh karo, hum aapke saath hai."

Leader

Jaya and Rampur go way back

Jaya and Rampur go way back

Jaya, who started her political career with TDP, fought from Rampur on an SP ticket in 2004 and 2009, winning both times.

During her first bid in Rampur, Azam even campaigned for Jaya. But five years later, cracks appeared in their bond.

Despite Azam's sexist remarks, Jaya won the elections in 2009, only to be expelled from SP in 2010 for "anti-party" activities.

Candidate

Jaya joined BJP and was fielded from Rampur

In 2014, Jaya fought from Bijnor on RLD ticket but lost. She joined BJP a few days ago and was fielded from Rampur. Interestingly, SP has given a ticket to Azam from the constituency.

Jaya kick-started her campaign earlier this week and filed nomination after offering prayers at a local temple.

About her homecoming, Jaya said threats led to her exit from Rampur.

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They tried to attack me with acid: Jaya

"I left Rampur and active politics because they tried to attack me with acid. For the first time, I have the strength of the BJP behind me. I don't want to cry like before. I have the right to live, and I will, to serve you," Jaya said.

Watch: Jaya spoke after taking occasional breaks

Battle

Rampur to witness intense battle this time

Rampur to witness intense battle this time

Jaya also thanked BJP for giving her the "perfect" birthday gift. The veteran actress turned 57 on Wednesday, April 3, and she vowed to serve the people of the constituency.

Azam and Jaya have traded barbs in the past and it won't be surprising if the war of words intensifies in the upcoming days.

Rampur will cast votes on April 23.

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Has Jaya Prada won from Rampur?

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Yes, Jaya Prada became Rampur's MP in 2004 and 2009. She fought on SP ticket.

When was Jaya Prada expelled from SP?

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SP expelled Jaya in 2010 for indulging in "anti-party" activities.

Why did Jaya and Azam Khan have a fallout?

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Reportedly, Jaya and Azam's cracked ties were a result of SP infighting. When Amar Singh and Azam didn't get along, Jaya sided with former, laying the foundation for the animosity.

When did Jaya Prada join BJP?

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Jaya Prada joined BJP on March 26, 2019.

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