Samajwadi Party offered Rajya Sabha Seat to Jaya Bachchan instead of Naresh Agrawal. This development prompted Naresh Agrawal to quit SP and join BJP. Then, He commented Samajwadi Party has given the Rajya Sabha Seat to someone who used to act and dance in movies.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Naresh Agarwal into her party but opined his comments on Jaya Bachchan are unacceptable. Even Smriti Irani felt the manner in which Naresh Agrawal spoke very inappropriate.
Jaya Bachchan refused to react on the comments of Naresh Agarwal saying she is a stubborn lady.
After facing criticism from leaders within BJP, Naresh Agrawal told he had no intention to hurt anyone. 'Media has blown my words out of proportion. I regret and apologise if my comment hurt anybody,' he said to end the controversy.