Naresh Agrawal re­mark on Jaya Bachchan im­proper, says Swaraj

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ter Piyush Goyal, at the BJP head­quar­ters while an­nounc­ing his po­lit­i­cal switch.

Min­is­ter for Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Sushma Swaraj lam­basted Agar­wal, call­ing his com­ment “im­proper and un­ac­cept­able”.

While he show­ered praise on PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, ear­lier this year, he had made sly casteist com­ments on Modi at the All-In­dia Vaishya Ma­hasam­me­lan in Luc­know, call­ing him a ‘teli’. He had been shouted down at the con­gre­ga­tion.

In Ra­jya Sabha, Agar­wal had linked the names of Hindu gods with gen­res of al­co­hol in Ra­jya Sabha while speak­ing on cow vig­i­lan­tism and lynch­ings. Af­ter a furore fol­low­ing his recital of a cou­plet, later his re­marks were de­bunked and he had apol­o­gised.

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