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Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday slammed Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal, who started off his new innings in the BJP with a controversial remark by referring to actress and politician Jaya Bachchan as a "mere film dancer".
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"When an elected representative speaks such language, it shows his mindset. It sends a wrong message to the young generation," she said.
Asked about action against Agrawal, Badal said: "He himself should feel ashamed. I have faith in Venkaiahji. He respects women a lot and will do the needful."
"My stature has been equated with that of a mere film actress. 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."
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