March 12, 2018, proved to be another instance of failure for the Samajwadi Party. This failure came in the form of their senior leader, Naresh Agarwal, leaving the party to join the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Union Minister Piyush Goyal was present on this occasion along with other dignitaries from the party to welcome Naresh Agarwal on board.
Everything was going pretty well at the occasion till the moment Naresh Agarwal started explaining his excruciating pain on not being able to get his ticket from Samajwadi Party, which ultimately let him resign from SP and join BJP. However, in saying so, he lashed out at SP MP and former Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan and entered into yet another controversy.
It may be remembered here that it was Jaya Bachchan who was given the Rajya Sabha ticket ahead of Naresh Agarwal. Expressing his disgust at it, he said that it was because of a person working and dancing in films that his ticket got cancelled.
Well, his choice of words did not go too well with Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. She readily took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to express her disgust at Agarwal’s words. Here’s what she tweeted:
My case is in the court of law for 5 years now. But let my battle not be an excuse to humiliate other women. In fact let it be a reminder for us that when a woman’s honour is challenged we stand as one in our condemnation irrespective of our politics. https://t.co/beneLYVHnk
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 12, 2018
Naresh Agarwal had joined the Bharatiya Janta Party just recently. As a newly appointed member, his words may just have left ignored by Smriti Irani or any other party members but it did not happen. This goes on to show that if you’re wrong, you will be adjudged wrong.
By her words, Irani showed that BJP is another name for democracy. She spoke at her will and exposed whatever was wrong, caring a little if that would damage her reputation within the party. What do you think of her? Please share your views with us in the comments section below.