Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Sushma Swaraj ticks off Naresh Agarwal for controversy comments on Jaya Bachchan

Sushma Swaraj Welcomes Naresh Agarwal in BJP Slams Him Over His Statement on Jaya Bachchan Sushma Swaraj
Ellis Copeland | 12 March, 2018, 19:39

Kiranmayee Nanda, Darshan Singh Yadav, Naresh Agarwal, Jaya Bachchan, Munawwar Saleem and Alok Tiwari are the six Rajya Sabha MPs of the Samajwadi Party who are retiring.

After joining the BJP, Agarwal said that he was given a backseat for a "woman working in films". For somebody who used to dance in films, act in films, I was denied a ticket (for Rajya Sabha). "Meri koi shart par nahi aya, koi Rajya Sabka ki ticket ki maang nahi hai", Naresh Agrawal said on joining BJP.

Agrawal joined the party in presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP headquarters in Delhi.

Sushma Swaraj conveyed her disapproval of Agrawal's remarks in a tweet. "He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable", she posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

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Agrawal had earlier been with the Loktantrik Congress Party with Jagdambika Pal that allied with the BJP government headed by Kalyan Singh in Uttar Pradesh in 1997. As per reports, he was miffed over being ignored for his nomination to the Upper House. Mr Agrawal's term as Rajya Sabha member is ending on April 2. Bachchan is a three-time MP and was first elected to the Upper House by the Samajwadi Party in 2004 till March 2006.

He expressed his affection for SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, saying he could never leave them. The SP has only 47 votes and Akhilesh Yadav can only send one leader to Parliament.

With its reduced strength in the Uttar Pradesh assembly following assembly elections previous year, the Samajwadi Party is in a position to win only one Rajya Sabha seat from the state.

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