Sushma Swaraj Unhappy With New BJP Member Naresh Agrawal's Comment On Jaya Bachchan

| March 12 , 2018 , 19:02 IST

Irked by the favouring of Jaya Bachchan over him for re-nomination to Rajya Sabha, the former Samajwadi Party senior leader Naresh Agrawal joined Bhartiya Janata Party on Monday. However, the news of him switching parties was overshadowed with his controversial statement.

At the press conference headed by Senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal in New Delhi to officially welcome Naresh in the party, the latter spewed his distaste for Jaya Bachchan along with the lines, "it was even more painful that his ticket has been given to a someone who dances in films."

His statement didn't sit well with the actor-turned-politician's followers, who started demanding an immediate termination of Agrawal from the central party in power. Even BJP leaders seemed to regret Naresh's actions as Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj came forward to rectify the mistake.

Welcoming the leader in BJP, she clarified that the defaming comments against anybody is not acceptable by the party. She wrote, "Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable."

During the press conference, Naresh also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth and Amit Shah but also maintained that his respect for Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav is intact. Although the leader disapproves of SP's alliance with Congress.

SP's seven times MLA from Hardoi, Naresh Agrawal along with his son Nitin Agrawal who is the present MLA of the district also stated that being a part of National party allows the ministers to create a change in the society with ease in comparison to those who are not in power.

Today has not been the first time when Naresh spewed out an offensive comment. Controversies seem to follow the leader like a shadow. In 2017, he has associated Hindi Gods with alcohol while speaking on mob violence over cow protection but later clarified it as unintentional.