Sushma slams new BJP member Naresh Agrawal's comments on Jaya Bachchan

Naresh Agrawal who lost out to Jaya Bachchan in the race for re-nomination to the upper house quit the Samajwadi Party and joined the BJP. PTI File

Naresh Agrawal who lost out to Jaya Bachchan in the race for re-nomination to the upper house quit the Samajwadi Party and joined the BJP. PTI File

He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhanji are improper and unacceptable, " Ms Swaraj said in a tweet. Reports say Agarwal was upset after the SP nominated Jaya Bachchan as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls.

He joined the BJP at a press conference in New Delhi in the presence of Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.

On Monday, speaking after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Agrawal said the Samajwadi Party declined him a Rajya Sabha berth and gave it to a person just because she "could dance and act in the films".

"They compared me with "filmon mein kaam karney waali"(one who works in film)".

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra distanced his party from Agrawal's remarks, saying it respects people from all fields and welcomed them in politics. Par meri koi shart nahi aya, koi Rajya Sabka ki ticket ki maang nahi hai. The number of seats a party wins in the Rajya Sabha elections is dependent on the strength of its members - who form the electoral college - in the state Assembly. Bachchan is a three-time MP and was first elected to the Upper House by the Samajwadi Party in 2004 till March 2006. His whole team today joined the party.

"I am inspired by the Prime Minister and Yogiji".

Agrawal also said he felt that he can not serve the entire country till he was in a national party. He also took a dig at the Samajwadi Party leadership for choosing a "nachne waali" over him for the Rajya Sabha.

Agarwal, who belongs to the trading community, also referred to the traditional support of the community to the BJP.

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.

"I am most grateful to Mulayam Singh Yadav and others".

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