As soon as former SP Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, his past controversial remarks regarding the Kalbushan Jhadhav and the BJP’s reactions on that came out to hunt it. The BJP leaders called him ‘the agent of Pakistan’ and ‘spokespersons’ to the same when he had referred Kalbushan Jadhav to terrorists.
BJP’s in-charge of national Information and Technology had once said “Naresh Agarwal of the Samajwadi Party comes across as Pakistan’s spokesperson which is no different from Rahul Gandhi questioning and demanding proof for surgical strikes... With UPA around does India need enemies?”
The similar reaction was from RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha. He had said, “Naresh Agarwal should be impeached/ expelled from (the) parliament, RAW+NIA should probe his relation with Pakistan.”
Calling him ‘betrayer’, National spokesperson to the BJP GVL Narasimha Rao had said ‘Naresh Agarwal's Rajya Sabha term is expiring after 2 months. Take a guess! Is he trying to become like-minded betrayers' coalition candidate in UP RS polls? OR is desperately trying to challenge MS Aiyar as *Chief Anti-India propagandist" to host next secret dinner for Pakistan?
National Executive member of BJP’s Mahila morcha also had slammed Aggarwal for “abusing Hindu Gods in the Parliament”.
While joining the BJP, Aggarwal, who was not fielded for the Rajya Sabha seat by the Samajwadi Party, sparked another controversy by his remarks on Bollywood senior actress Jaya Bachchan.“I was compared with a person working in the film”, said Aggarwal reportedly. “I was rejected for those who dance in films, work in films. I found it not proper. Nobody found it proper.”
Reacting to his ‘improper’ comment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ‘Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable”.
Aggarwal joined the party in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goel in a press conference held at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.