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Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada likely to join Delhi BJP: Sources

Jan 15, 2015 11:56 AM IST India India

New Delhi: Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi ahead of the Assembly polls in the national capital.

According to sources, she is likely to campaign in the Telegu dominated areas for the elections. She is also said to have expressed her willingness towards contesting against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal in the New Delhi constituency. However, sources say that the party has not taken any decision to field her yet.

Jaya Prada had contested Lok Sabha elections in 2014 on Rashtriya Lok Dal's ticket from Bijnor but had lost. The actor turned politician has been a part of the Telugu Desam Party, the Samajwadi Party and later the RLD. She has served a term in the Rajya Sabha and two in the Lok Sabha.