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Withdraw my words, intention was not to hurt anybody: Agrawal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Facing a backlash for belittling Jaya Bachchan, MP and BJP leader today offered his regrets but said his comments were twisted by the media.

Agrawal, who lost out to Bachchan in the race for re-nomination to the upper house and yesterday quit the to join the BJP, had said at a press conference that the SP denied him the RS ticket and gave it to somebody who used to dance and act in films.

"My intention was not to hurt anybody's sentiments. I regret if my comment has hurt somebody's feelings and withdraw my words," he said today.

He also claimed that the media had twisted his comments.

His comments invited strong criticism from many BJP leaders, including Sushma Swaraj, who said they were "improper and unacceptable".

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 13:15 IST