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Jaya Prada backs Raja Bhaiya

She said Raja Bhaiya was being defamed by those unhappy with the welfare work he has taken up in the area.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2006 22:19 IST

Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada on Thursday came out in support of controversial Uttar Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya saying he was being defamed by those unhappy with the welfare work he has taken up in the area.

"The opponents of Raja Bhaiya are unsettled by the welfare and development works being undertaken by him in the area and therefore are out to defame him by branding him a 'goonda'," Jaya Prada, who was in Pratapgarh to campaign for party nominees in the upcoming civic polls, said at a public meeting in the presence of Raja Bhaiya.

The actress and Rajya Sabha MP said she had chosen a political party which was "working in the interests of the poor and deprived sections of society".

She also cited the various works initiated by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to emphasise the government's thrust on welfare of the deprived and downtrodden.