Remarks against Jaya Bachchan shameful: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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New Delhi: Union Minister on Tuesday slammed member Naresh Agrawal, who started off his new innings in the BJP with a controversial remark by referring to as a “mere film dancer”.

“The statement he has given is very shameful. It needs to be condemned,” the told reporters in the here.

The SAD is one of the oldest allies of the

She said the remarks show Agrawal’s mindset and hoped that will take a call on it.

“When an elected speaks such language, it shows his mindset. It sends a wrong message to the young generation,” she said.

Asked about action against Agrawal, said: “He himself should feel ashamed. I have faith in Venkaiahji.

He respects women a lot and will do the needful.”

also conveyed her disapproval of the remarks in a tweet.

has joined BJP. He is welcome. However, his comments regarding ji are improper and unacceptable,” she tweeted.

On Monday, Agrawal said the had refused him a berth and gave it to a person just because she “could dance and act in the films”.

“My stature has been equated with that of a Just because she could dance and act in films, my candidature (to Rajya Sabha) has been sacrificed for her. I haven’t taken it kindly.”

Agrawal’s term in the is ending next month and he had expected a re-election to the upper House. But his hopes were dashed when the party chose to be its candidate.

–IANS

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