New Delhi: Veteran Indian politician Naresh Agarwal has denied all the media reports saying that he has joined BJP. He issued this statement after journalists rushed to get his reaction to BJP’s defeat in by-polls in Phulpur and Gorakhpur. Mr. Agarwal told all the journalists present there that they should go to some BJP leader to get the reaction to the defeat and he said that as an SP member, he is very happy with the results.
Earlier in the day, Samajwadi Party defeated Bharatiya Janata Party in its stronghold of Gorakhpur and also in Phulpur bypoll. These elections were held after current Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and deputy CM KP maurya had to vacate their seats after getting elected to the state assembly.
When someone reminded Mr. Agarwal that he had joined BJP just a couple of days back, he said ,”This is typical media tactic of misquoting politicians. I never said that I was joining BJP, I just said that I was going to BJP’s headquarters for a party and you guys made it sound like I am joining their party, there is nothing like that. I am a proud member of Samajwadi Party and will continue to work for them.”
When another journalist pointed out that he is on video talking about joining BJP, he said ,”I am standing here and telling you that I have not joined BJP and you want to talk about some video? What is more genuine, the person himself or a video? I request all you media persons to stop misquoting me please.”
Meanwhile, some BJP MPs from UP are wondering whether they should start doing some scams to utilize this year effectively before 2019 elections.