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Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal apologises for his derogatory 'Bollywood Dance Girl' remark on Jaya Bachchan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 March 2018, 05:59 PM
Naresh Agarwal - File Photo
Naresh Agarwal - File Photo

Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal who created quite the flutter in the political circles with his controversial remarks on Jaya Bachchan has apologised for his derogatory comments.

Naresh Agarwal said that he didn't mean to hurt anyone's sentiments and if he had done so, he is apologetic.

Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal on Monday had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after he was ignored a ticket to the upper-house of the parliament by Samajwadi Party.

Agarwal during a press conference had said, “My ticket was denied for a person who dances in films. That is even more painful. I will vote for BJP in Rajya Sabha and I thank PM Modi for showing faith on me.”

Hours after Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal joined BJP, Minister of External Affair (MEA) Sushma Swaraj on Monday welcomed the former Samajwadi Party general secretary for joining the saffron party but criticised him for his comments on Jaya Bachchan.

The external minister on her verified Twitter handle tweeted, “Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable.”

First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:21 AM

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