Naresh Agarwal, Former SP leader and RajyaSabha MP joins left SP and joined BJP on yesterday, along with three other party leaders – Nitin Agrawal, Mukesh Agrawal and Madhu Mishra. In his 38-Years political career, Naresh Agarwal has changed the party six times. So his dramatic exit from the Samajwadi Party and instant switch of support to the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has not surprised anybody who is familiar with the Rajya Sabha member’s antics. He joined the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress with Jagdambika Pal, Rajeev Shukla and Shyam Sunder Sharma that allied with the BJP government, which was headed by Kalyan Singh in Uttar Pradesh in 1997, then he ditched the BSP and joined SP before the UP assembly elections 2012. He joined the Samajwadi party in 2012 with his son Nitin Agarwal. He made his political debut from Hardoi and gave a big shock to his father, changed the ticket name from his father’s to his own and said that his father wanted him to contest the election in 1984.
Naresh Agarwal Previous Comments(2013-2018)
In 2013, he had called Modi a ‘madari’ and Sometime back, he also called Kulbhushan Jadhav a “terrorist”, and justified the Pakistan government’s behaviour vis-à-vis him. In 2014, He commented on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” A tea seller could never become the Prime minister of the Country, the vision of a tea seller can never be raised on the national level. In 2016, when BJP was debating on cow killing Matter, he went to the extent of making a sarcastic remark in the Rajya Sabha by saying this, “If the cow is our mother, then what is bull and also what should we call the calf?”
In 2017, when he tried to make a mockery of Hindu gods through his remark, “whisky mein Vishnu aur Rum mein Ram.” So many eyebrows were raised in the Rajya Sabha. In 2018, Naresh Agarwal went to Lucknow to an extent the running down Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a ‘Vaishya Sammelan’. He referred to him as a “Vaishya” and insisted on describing Modi as a “teli”. Now on 12 March 2018, When Naresh Agarwal used his grossly vulgar language for famous film star Jaya Bachchan, who became the preferred by Samajwadi Party for nomination to the Rajya Sabha. He said,”Dancers and film actors were preferred over him for the nominations for the upper house of Parliament.
Over this statement Central External Affair minister Sushma Swaraj slammed him by tweet this,”Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable.” Union Minister Smriti Irani and Rupa Ganguly also slammed him on Twitter.
Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 12, 2018