Hamari Sansad Sammelan: Session 4 - Jaya Prada breaks down as she recalls ‘suicide moment’

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 June 2019, 12:23 AM

Jaya Prada, the yesteryear’s movie star and politician, who lost her Lok Sabha battle to Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur made stunning revelations about her struggles as a woman in Indian politics. Talking to News Nation’s Ajay Kumar during the session 4 of the Hamari Sansad Sammelan, Jaya Prada spoke about her political battles. Jaya Prada broke down as she recalled her struggles with the moment when she wanted to commit suicide. Jaya Prada revealed that her then party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav “never bothered to call even once.”

 

“I called Mulayam Singh Yadav at 3 am. I told him that my morphed pictured are being circulated. I even called Ram Gopal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. No one helped,” Jaya Prada said. She also revealed how Amar Singh came to her rescue. “I am alive because of Amar Singh. I told him I don’t want to live anymore. It was only him, who helped me out.” On the bitter battle between her and SP’s Azam Khan during the Lok Sabha Elections, Jaya Prada said that, “I want to ask the patriarchal society when will we achieve gender equality in our society.” Lauding Hamari Sansad, Jaya Prada said that, “I have come on a TV show for the first time after polls. Feeling proud to be on News Nation.”  

Jaya Prada lost from the Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh by around 1 lakh votes. She contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections against Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan, who won from the seat, and Congress candidate Sanjay Kapoor. While Khan secured 5,59,177 votes, Jaya Prada got 4,49,180 votes. Kapoor got only 35,009 votes. Jaya Prada has represented the Rampur seat twice — in 2004 and 2009 — when she was part of the Samajwadi Party. 

First Published: Friday, June 21, 2019 06:15 PM
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