Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agrawal joins BJP

  • Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agrawal joins BJP

Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agrawal joins BJP

The number of seats a party wins in the Rajya Sabha elections is dependent on the strength of its members - who form the electoral college - in the state Assembly.

As per an explosive leaked text message, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav may well be on his way to join BJP.

After joining BJP Naresh Agarwal said, "Films mein kaam karne wali se meri hesiyat kardi gayi, unke naam par humara ticket kataa gaya, maine isko bhi bahut utchit nahi samjha". I did not find it proper.

Irked by the favouring of Jaya Bachchan over him for re-nomination to Rajya Sabha, the former Samajwadi Party senior leader Naresh Agrawal joined Bhartiya Janata Party on Monday. As per reports, he was miffed over being ignored for his nomination to the Upper House. Mrs Bachchan, an actor-turned-politician, was picked last week by the Samajwadi Party as its nominee for the one Rajya Sabha seat the party can win in elections this month. Agrawal joined BJP in presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP headquarters in Delhi.

Naresh Agarwal is not the first Samajwadi Party leader to head to BJP. "He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachchan ji are improper and unacceptable". "Please do not say that I am joining the party as I am hopeful of a Rajya Sabha seat or something of that nature".

The seven-time MLA from Hardoi constituency is known for his controversial statements.

Till 1989, he was a member of Indian National Congress. He was elected again in 2012 from Samajwadi Party.

The SP has six Rajya Sabha MPs - Kiranmayee Nanda, Darshan Singh Yadav, Naresh Agarwal, Jaya Bachchan, Munawwar Saleem and Alok Tiwari - who are retiring.