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Naresh Agarwal sparks controversy with regressive comment against Jaya Bachchan; draws BJP’s ire

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Naresh Agarwal said, “The party rejected me for someone who works and dance in films. I did not find it proper that I was equated with them.”

 

In a major embarrassment to the ruling BJP, the new entrant Naresh Agarwal drew huge backlash for his regressive comments against Jaya Bachchan. Naresh Agarwal who was with Samajwadi Party earlier broke away from the party and joined BJP on Monday. Samajwadi Party recently declared its candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Naresh Agarwal who is currently the Rajya Sabha MP of SP was ditched by the party to give Jaya Bachchan another term at Rajya Sabha. Angered by this, Naresh Agarwal left the party and joined BJP.

During a press conference, after joining the party he said he felt it degrading that he was compared with someone who used to “dance in films”. He said, “The party rejected me for someone who works and dance in films. I did not find it proper that I was equated with them.”

While his comments were meant to slam the Samajwadi party, he ended up leaving BJP red-faced. BJP quickly disassociated itself from Naresh Agarwal’s comments. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj even tweeted saying Agarwal’s comments are unacceptable. Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan Ji are improper and unacceptable.”

Agarwal in his political career spanning more than 30 years joined several political parties including Congress, SP, BSP, even created his own party and now has joined BJP. Once a critic of Modi government and its policies on Kulbhushan Jadhav and Ram Mandir, Naresh Agarwal was all praise for the Prime Minister and Party president Amit Shah at the time of joining.

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Breaking News: Kamal Nath appointed as Madhya Pradesh CM

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Bhopal| Ending the two days long speculations the Congress finally declared Kamal Nath as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. However, there will not be a deputy Chief Minister in the Hindi Heartland state. The announcement came after party president Rahul Gandhi met both CM aspirants, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath at his residence in Delhi.

Following their meeting with Gandhi, both the leaders returned to Bhopal where a meeting of legislators was scheduled. While confident Kamal Nath greeted thhe party workers as he reached the party headquarters in Bhopal, Scindia was nowhere to be seen.

Earlier, in the day sources from the Congress party had said that party may handover the reins of Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Nath. The official announcement came after thorough deliberation by the Congress top leadership.

Kamal Nath, the state unit chief of Madhya Pradesh was sent to the state ahead of election campaigning to take over the charge. A close confidante of Gandhi family, Kamal Nath was once described by the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as her third son. The MP from Chhindwara has now been elected as the leader of the ruling party in assembly. He is expected to take oath as the Chief Minister by Friday afternoon.

Congress won 114 seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly becoming the single largest party. It will form government with the support of 2 BSP and 1 SP MLA.

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Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot ask supporters to maintain peace

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Jaipur | Amid the announcement of the Chief Minister in Rajasthan both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have asked thier supporters to maintain peace and decourum in the state.

Ashok Gehlot, one of the probable CM in Rajasthan speaking to media said,” I appeal to workers to maintain calm, they have worked very hard, whatever decisions will be taken will be binding on all. Rahul ji is talking to and consulting all leaders.”

Gehlot further added that a decision will be taken soon, there is nothing to worry. Just wait, the decision has to be taken on CMs of three states so naturally, it takes time. Party president will take a call.

Meanwhile Rajasthan State unit chief and CM candidate Sachin Pilot appeal the supporters to maintain peace in the state. He said,”I appeal to party workers to maintain peace and decorum. I have full faith in the leadership, we will welcome whatever Rahul Gandhi ji and Sonia Gandhi ji decide.” He further added that it is our responsibility to uphold the honour of the party, we are dedicated to the party.”


Sachin pilot further asked the media to not run news based on rumours and only rely on confirmed news. “We will welcome whatever the party leadership decides,” he added.

 

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Pilot and Scindia are the ‘young champions’ : Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi: After winning a strong victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is in every conversation. His triumph is being congratulated from all over social media as well as the party workers. Meanwhile, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya has also given congratulations over this win, but not to Rahul Gandhi but to Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Sachin Pilot is considered to be the next Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Jyotiraditya Scindia is considered the next Chief Minister in Rajasthan. Mallya has tweeted congratulations to both the candidates and has described them as ‘young champions’.

Mallya, who was accused of absconding several PNB nationals worth nine thousand crore rupees. India is in an attempt to extradite Mallya as soon as possible.

 

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