Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada joins BJP

New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in the presence of senior party leaders.

Jaya Prada was inducted into the party by BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni.

Jaya Prada is likely to be fielded from the Rampur Lok Sabha constituency which she represented in 2009 and 2014.

On both occasions, she defeated Congress’s Noor Bano from Rampur.

She joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994 to enter politics. Later she joined the Samajwadi Party but was expelled due to anti-party activities in 2010.