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This text was sent after another SP leader, Naresh Agarwal, joined BJP in Delhi. "He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhanji are improper and unacceptable", Ms Swaraj tweeted. The party did not give the Rajya Sabha ticket to Naresh Agarwal and the others but made a decision to send only Jaya Bachchan to six of its Rajya Sabha members.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ticked off Naresh Agarwal, who joined BJP, for derogatory comments on Samajwadi Party candidate Jaya Bachchan.

Agarwal, in his address to media persons, said he is influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The senior leader said he did not have any demands from the BJP. Party sources said Aggarwal's attack on Jaya Bachchan was an indication that her re-election was not safe anymore.

Agrawal also said his son and SP MLA in UP, Nitin, would vote in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections.

"I am inspired by the Prime Minister and Yogiji. Nobody found it proper", Agarwal said.

Agrawal also said he felt that he can not serve the entire country till he was in a national party.

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Her condemnation for Agrawal came just moments after the latter left the Samajwadi Party to join the BJP. He was elected again in 2012 from Samajwadi Party. "We have had leaders who seamlessly shifted from being SP spokesperson to BJP spokesperson".

"My society is already with BJP".

His statement didn't sit well with the actor-turned-politician's followers, who started demanding an immediate termination of Agrawal from the central party in power.

He also landed in controversy after making disparaging comments about Jaya Bachchan, the SP's nominee.

Agrawal had earlier been with the Loktantrik Congress Party with Jagdambika Pal that allied with the BJP government headed by Kalyan Singh in Uttar Pradesh in 1997.

He was also the Minister of Tourism in Mulayam Singh Yadav government from 2003 to 2004. He subsequently joined the Bahujan Samaj Party before returning to the Samajwadi Party.