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Watch: Jaya Prada breaks down in Rampur rally recalling alleged 'acid attack attempt by Azam Khan'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 April 2019, 10:46 IST

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who recently joined the Bharitya Janata Party and all set to contest from Rampur parliamentary constituency broke down as she addressed a rally in her constituency. Jaya Prada on Wednesday broke down in a rally while recalling her past experiences with the Samajwadi Party. Ms Prada said that she was forced to leave the constituency because of attacks by Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan.

"I left Rampur because they tried to attack me with acid," Jayada Prada two-time Member of Parliament from the Rampur Lok Sabha constituency said.

Mai Rampur nahi chhodna chahti thi… Mai Rampur isliye chhod gayi kyonki mujhe us din tezab se attack karne ke liye socha tha, mere upar hamla kiya tha (I did not want to leave Rampur. I had to leave Rampur because that day there was an attempt to attack me with acid),” she said in a rally.

Jaya Prada also said that she wanted to bring about a change in the way governance is practiced in the region. “Jo gareeb logo ko baat nahi karne dete the... koi achha kaam karna ho, unke khilaaf agar baat kiya ho, unko jail mein bharwa dete the (These people do not let poor people talk. If someone wants to do good work and if they speak against these people, those in power send these people to jail,” she said.

Jaya Prada and Azam Khan are allies turned bitter foes. She was caught in faction wars within Samajwadi Party. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Jaya Prada contested on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Bijnor parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. However, she suffered defeat.

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First published: 4 April 2019, 10:00 IST