"He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable".
"Shri Naresh Agrawal had joined Bhartiya Janata Party".
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 easily in comparison to those who are not in power. He also took a dig at the Samajwadi Party leadership for choosing a "nachne waali" over him for the Rajya Sabha. Because of her, the ticket was not given to me, which I did not find right. The SP has again nominated Bachchan to the Upper House.
During the press conference, Agrawal also announced that his son Nitin Agarwal, who is a Samajwadi Party MLA, will vote for the BJP in the biennial elections to the upper house.
"My comparison was drawn with those working in films".
Bharatiya Janata Party's new member Naresh Agarwal has already landed in trouble within hours of joining the party for his misogynistic comments against Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan. The SP has only 47 votes and party chief Akhilesh Yadav can only send one leader to Parliament.
Almost half an hour after all eight BJP candidates filed their nominations and left, Agarwal, who runs an engineering college in Ghaziabad and a school in Meerut, walked into the Tandon Hall of Vidhan Sabha along with BJP's Gonda MLA Shailesh Singh and filed his nomination.
The BJP has fielded a ninth candidate for the 10 Rajya Sabha seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh out of which the party is comfortably placed to win eight, in order to needle the new SP-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) unity candidate for the 10th seat. Though their names have not figured in the official list of the BJP, the move is being seen in political circles as a "Plan B" of the ruling party.
The announcement of three additional candidates by the saffron party came in a dramatic way.
He was also the Minister of Tourism in Mulayam Singh Yadav government from 2003 to 2004.