Naresh Agarwal, Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP, has joined the BJP, after he was passed for the opportunity for the re-entry into the superiour part of the Parliament. He is a seven time MLA, from Hardoi constituency, and has been in news before for his controversial statements regarding political personalities before. He held the press conference for the announcement and was joined by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Along with him, his son, Nitin Agarwal who is the present MLA of Hardoi, has also joined hands with BJP. As he addressed the media, he said that the reason for joining BJP was because it was a national party and otherwise it is very difficult to create change in the society if you’re not affiliated with someone in power.
Naresh also said that he was impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth and Amit Shah. Naresh continued, saying that even though he does respect Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, in the current situation, he disapproves its coalition with Congress Party.
Perhaps the most controversial statement he made during the conference was about actress Jaya Bachchan, saying that he had been denied the ticked for someone who dances in movies, which he thoughts was very sad and painful experience for him.