Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Naresh Agarwal all comments over Indian Politicians: Previous highlights

Naresh Agarwal all comments over Indian Politicians: Previous highlights

The former Samajwadi Party leader, who jumped ship from the SP after being snubbed in favour of Bachchan for a Rajya Sabha ticket, termed the actor-politician a "Bollywood Dance Girl" while sitting alongside senior BJP leader and railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Agarwal faced criticism from the BJP's two union ministers: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Zubin Irani.

Taking to media persons, the powerful former Samajwadi Party leader once known to be close to party chief Akhilesh Yadav said: "If my comment has hurt anyone, I express regret". "He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable", Swaraj tweeted.

Naresh Agarwal apologised for his statement on Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday.

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Agrawal quit the SP and joined the BJP on Monday after he lost out to Bachchan in the race for re-nomination to the Upper House. Party sources said Aggarwal's attack on Jaya Bachchan was an indication that her re-election was not safe anymore.

The factional fight in the Samajwadi Party could benefit the BJP in the Rajya Sabha election. Saari party ghumte hain (Naresh Agrawal), fayda dekh ke dusri party mein kood padte hain, ye mard ki pehchan hai?

Agarwal, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, addressed a press conference soon after joining the party. "I take back my words", the 66-year-old Rajya Sabha member was quoted as saying by ANI.

Along with UP, another 49 Rajya Sabha seats will be voted for on March 23 across several states in a crucial election that will push up the BJP's tally in the Upper House but not enough to take it past the half-way mark. He also spoke fondly about Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, but said the party's strength in Uttar Pradesh has depleted. "The party chose to avoid all that, especially when it is still at loggerheads with the BJP at the centre and state", said a senior TDP leader, who was unwilling to be identified.

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