The Bachchan family is in the news again. Actress-politician Jaya
Bachchan was re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Chief of
Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav but she turned down the offer
citing family reasons.
The refusal by Ms. Bachchan came as a surprise because the
decision to re-nominate her for the second term was taken at the
recent party meeting. Mulayam"s move to field Jaya for the Rajya
Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh is seen as an attempt to spite Amar
Singh, who is very close to the Bachchan family.
The Rajya Sabha elections will be held on June 17. The Samajwadi
Party has named Rashid Masood as its second candidate for the