It's Jayaprada vs Former CM's Wife

Wed Jul 17 2019 14:02:49 GMT+0530 (IST)

Unlike her filmi career where she always played safe, Jayaprada is no-holds barred when it comes to politics. She never bothers about who her rival is and how powerful he is before taking the plunge. In the recent elections, she took on powerful and controversial Azam Khan from Rampur. It is another matter that she has lost. She is again getting ready to contest the elections. Again, her rival is a powerful candidate. She is going to take on no less than Dimple Yadav, wife of former UP CM and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Rampur's MLA Azam Khan, who won over Jaya Prada from Rampur MP seat and won, has resigned his MLA post. So, there's going to be a bypoll for this assembly constituency. The SP is planning to declare Dimple Yadav as the candidate from this constituency.  If Dimple contests from Rampur, then Jayaprada would be fighting her. Jayaprada is no newcomer to Rampur as she has been two-time MP from there. On both occasions, she has won as an SP candidate. This time around, she would be a BJP candidate. So, an interesting contest is on cards in Rampur. The BSP is yet to announce its candidate as it is clear that there is no truck between the SP and the BSP.

So, get ready for a high profile contest from Rampur between a Yadav family heiress and an actress-turned-politician. One interesting nugget of info is that since 1980, no other party except the Samajwadi Party managed to win from Rampur. So, will Jayaprada break the jinx? Let's wait and see.