Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, on Friday said that talks were on with senior leaders of the BJP on her joining the party, and that she wanted to do so to "serve" it and not to contest any elections.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Thursday termed it a "healthy sign" that the BJP was finally inducting female members, after former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joined the party, but said attracting new faces was not a great achievement for a party that would in power for five years.
As political battle in the capital heats up, there are reports that actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi are likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) further boosting the saffron party's prospects in the upcoming Delhi assembly election.
Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.
Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Tuesday asked Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure proper security to Lok Sabha MP Jaya Prada alleging that policemen in her constituency in Uttar Pradesh tried to manhandle her.
Former SP leader Amar Singh on Sunday said officials involved in alleged removal of red beacon from SP MP Jaya Prada`s vehicle had behaved in "undignified" manner and demanded suspension of the concerned traffic official.