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Former Samajwadi Party politicians and close political associates Amar Singh and Jaya Prada Nahata are contesting this time on behalf of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

While Singh is trying his luck from Fatehpur Sikri, the actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada is vying to get into the Lok Sabha from Bijnor. Both constituencies are in Uttar Pradesh.

Jaya Prada, along with her sister Soundariya Puvala, controls Studio 9 Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd and has, along with Singh and his wife Pankaja Kumari Singh, a stake in Energy Development Co. Ltd which, in turn, has a web of subsidiaries in
the hydropower sector, according to data with the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Singh and his wife have significant stakes in several other companies, including Sarvottam Caps Pvt. Ltd, Startrack Vinimay Pvt. Ltd, Sterlite Merchants Llp and Maitri Estates Llp. Sarvottam Caps has significant cross-holdings with these companies and also with subsidiaries of Energy Development Co.

Jaya Prada did not respond to queries sent to her publicly listed e-mail addresses. Queries e-mailed to an aide to Singh remained unanswered.

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