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I will not leave politics even if I lose, says Jaya Prada

National,Politics, Thu, 14 May 2009 IANS

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) In the eye of an increasingly ugly political storm, Samajwadi Party's (SP) actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada said Wednesday that she would not quit politics even if she lost the election.


'I want to make it clear that under no circumstances will I leave politics even if I suffer a defeat,' Jaya Prada told reporters in this parliamentary constituency, about 200 km from state capital Lucknow.



Accusing senior SP leader Azam Khan of hatching a political conspiracy against her, she said: 'He (Azam Khan) is making every attempt to see me defeated. And for this he is even supporting my rival and Congress candidate Begum Noor Bano.'



She has alleged that Azam Khan - who has fallen out with the SP leadership after the party joined hands with BJP rebel Kalyan Singh and is seen to be working against Jaya Prada - had distributed obscene posters and CDs on her in the constituency to malign her image.



'It was a part of Azam's political conspiracy... It depressed me and even made me think of committing suicide. However, with the support of my family I overcame the depression and decided to give a befitting reply to Azam by winning the election.'



Asked what action should the party take against Azam Khan, Jaya Prada said: 'This decision must be left to senior party functionaries.'



On Sunday, Amar Singh had said at an election rally that Jaya Prada - who has got leading Bollywood actors to campaign for her - could commit suicide in case she was defeated.



The remark led to a complaint to the police that Amar Singh was provoking Jaya Prada to take her own life.



'We have accepted the complaint against Amar Singh, but a case against him would be registered after the completion of the inquiry that is under way,' district police chief Jyoti Narayan told IANS on phone Tuesday.



The complaint came after a night of drama during which the hotel that Jaya Prada was staying in was raided by policemen amid charges and counter-charges by rival SP supporters.


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