Naresh Chandra Agrawal

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Naresh Chandra Agrawal
MP, Rajya Sabha from U.P.
In office
May 2012 – March 2018
Succeeded by Arun Jaitley, BJP
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Hardoi
In office
1980–2008
Personal details
Born (1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 66)[1]
Hardoi district[1]
Nationality  India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party 2018-
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress , Bahujan Samaj Party , Samajwadi Party[1]
Spouse(s) Manjul Agrawal (wife)
Children 1 son & 1 daughter
Parents S. C. Agarwal (father)
Shanti Agarwal (mother)[1]
Residence New Delhi
Alma mater University of Lucknow[2]
Profession Politician & Lawyer

Naresh Chandra Agrawal is an Indian politician who was a member of the Rajya Sabha in India.[1][2]

He represents the State of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) and has been Member of the Legislative Assembly from Hardoi constituency for seven terms.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Naresh Chandra Agrawal was born in Hardoi. He attended the University of Lucknow and attained Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Science.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Agrawal was a MLA for seven terms from 1980 to 2012 except 1985 to 1989. As an MLA, he represented the Hardoi constituency. He was a member of the Samajwadi Party political party till 12 March 2018, till he joined the Bharatiya Janta Party. Till 1989, he was a member of Indian National Congres.

In 1997, he was forming member of Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress along with Jagdambika Pal, Rajeev Shukla and Shyam Sunder Sharma and became Minister of Power in Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh governments. He was also Minister of Tourism in Mulayam Singh Yadav Governemrnt from 2003 to 2004. He was elected to Rajya Sabha in March 2010 and resigned in March 2012. He was elected again in 2012[11] from SP .[1][2]

On 12 March 2018, Agarwal left the Samajwadi Party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party after the party chose actress Jaya Bachchan as its candidate for election to the Rajya Sabha. Agarwal immediately got involved in controversy after he made derogatory remarks towards Bachchan's career choice.[12]

Controversy[edit]

In July 2017, Agarwal courted controversy by associating Hindu Gods with alcohol, while speaking on the issue of mob violence violence related with cow protection in the Rajya Sabha. The comments were removed from records as well the house was adjourned. Agarwal defended himself by saying that he did "not meant to hurt anyone".[13] Deputy Chairperson of the House P. J. Kurien said that the comments "per se derogatory and hurt the sentiments of the majority community and God as it is believed"[14]

Posts held[edit]

# From To Position Comments
01 2012 Incumbent Member, Rajya Sabha
02 2007 2012 Member, 15th Legislative Assembly
03 2002 2007 Member, 14th Legislative Assembly
04 1996 2002 Member, 13th Legislative Assembly
05 1993 1995 Member, 12th Legislative Assembly
06 1991 1992 Member, 11th Legislative Assembly
07 1989 1991 Member, 10th Legislative Assembly
08 1980 1985 Member, 08th Legislative Assembly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Member Profile". Rajya Sabha official website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Candidate affidavit". My neta.info. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  3. ^ "2007 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  4. ^ "2002 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  5. ^ "1996 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  6. ^ "1993 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  7. ^ "1991 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  8. ^ "1989 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  9. ^ "1980 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  10. ^ "All MLAs from constituency". elections.in. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016. 
  11. ^ "Amar Singh ki amar kahani as he becomes SP Rajya Sabha nominee". Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "BJP distances itself from Naresh Agrawal's comment on 'those who dance and work in films'". Times of India. March 12, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal Links Hindu Gods to Alcohol, Apologises After Outrage". NDTV. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Uproar over MP's remark on Hindu gods". The Hindu. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.