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Jaya Prada cries foul as poll authorities raid her hotel

Election authorities raided the hotel where SP leader Jaya Prada was staying,evoking a strong protest from the actress-turned-politician.

Written by Agencies | Rampur (up) |
May 12, 2009 12:36:19 pm

Election authorities raided the hotel where SP leader Jaya Prada was staying,evoking a strong protest from the actress-turned-politician and her supporters who blamed her “rival” parties for it.

An official team headed by city magistrate R K Rai raided night the Modi Hotel in Rampur on Monday night which has been converted into the SP candidate’s election office.

Rai said the raid was carried out as the EC has ordered that outsiders should not be present after the end of campaigning.

However,no outsiders were found present in the hotel at the time of the raid,Rai said,adding that the raid was not aimed at targeting anyone and that his team would be carrying out more raids in the constituency on Tuesday.

However,Jaya Prada alleged that the rival parties were behind the action. She accused the raiding party of harassing her supporters and their children staying in the hotel.

Terming the raid as “injustice”,she said,Congress cannot tolerate “our heading towards victory and their is a conspiracy to torture us”.

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