"Because of her, the ticket was not given to me, which I did not find right", he said. Agrawal joined the party in presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP headquarters in Delhi. Pandit Sukhram Sharma, Narayan Rane, Mukul Rai, BS Yeddyurappa and Naresh Agrawal, all great leaders.
Calling Bachchan an "achiever", Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury took a dig at Agarwal for changing parties and asked whether this was the "trait of a man".
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had on Monday said Agarwal's comments about Jaya Bachchan were wrong.
Notably, five Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh are going to fall vacant as tenure of Rajya Sabha members including Thawarchand Gehlot, Satyavrath Chaturvedi, L Ganeshan, Prakash Javadekar and Meghraj Jain is ending on April 2.
Agrawal, who till recently had been making controversial comments against the BJP and even the RSS, showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. "He is welcome. However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable", she wrote.
He allegedly targeted Jaya Bachchan as SP had re-nominated her to Rajya Sabha over him. "The women's commission should also look into it", Yadav said on Twitter.
Senior SP leader Naresh Agarwal, who joined the BJP earlier in the day, has also announced that his son Nitin Agarwal, sitting MLA from Hardoi, will be voting for BJP.
"The BJP has no shame in inducting such a leader, who is a known power broker and demeans Hindu Gods and the Indian Army regularly", said Sunil Yadav Sajan, SP spokesperson and MLC.
"I have been compared with those who dance and work in films", said Mr Agrawal, referring to Jaya Bachchan. "I take back my words", the 66-year-old Rajya Sabha member was quoted as saying by ANI.