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Sushma Swaraj condemns Naresh Agrawal's comment on Jaya Bachchan

Sushma Swaraj condemns Naresh Agrawal's comment on Jaya Bachchan

"His comments regarding Jaya Bachhanji are improper and unacceptable", Swaraj said on Twitter. "But I do not approve of the manner, my contribution to Samajwadi Party was compared with that of a film star - someone who dances or performs a role in films", he said clearly directing his displeasure on Samajwadi Party's decision to field Jaya Bachchan for polls to the Upper House.

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

'Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. I was rejected for those who dance in films, work in films.

However, Agrawal's comments led to an abrupt end to the press conference, as reporters pounded him with questions on his controversial remarks. "Nobody found it proper", said Agrawal, who is set to retire from the Rajya Sabha on April 2. Par meri koi shart nahi aya, koi Rajya Sabka ki ticket ki maang nahi hai.

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




"I have not joined the Bharatiya Janata Party for any Rajya Sabha ticket, nor have I set any condition". The SP has only 47 votes and party chief Akhilesh Yadav can only send one leader to Parliament.

Welcoming him into the party, Goyal said he would strengthen it.

Agrawal, who was in the Congress earlier, is not new to controversy.

Commenting on this development, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said,"Of course if Mulayam Singh ji wants to come then he is most welcome to BJP".


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