Akhilesh Yadav aide Naresh Agrawal joins BJP
NEW DELHI: Naresh Agrawal, a close aide of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Union minister Piyush Goyal welcomed Agrawal into the fold of the party at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.
"Naresh Agrawal believes he can serve the country and Uttar Pradesh as part of the BJP," said Goyal.
On his part, Agrawal expressed his respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
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He further said he would always respect Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, but was upset at being bypassed by the SP for nomination to the Rajya Sabha.
"I put forward no conditions to join the BJP," he clarified.
Agrawal added that he was "back at my original place."