New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday took digs at Swami
Agnivesh for entering reality show Big Boss, saying he should
not have done that and also asked him not to use the forum to
"Agnivesh has entered a commercial programme as per the
commercial requirements of this programme, he is making such
comments," BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told
reporters in reply to a question.
Agnivesh had said that the people in Big Boss are not
as bad as Parliamentarians who "curse, throw chairs at each
other and create ruckus".
"Firstly he should not have gone on Big Boss. But since
he has gone there, he should not have spoken against
Parliamentarians," Naqvi said.
The decision of the social activist to enter the
reality show took many by surprise.
Agnivesh has been in the thick of controversies
especially over the last few months. He was purportedly caught
on camera talking to a Union minister against Anna Hazare and
his team when the Gandhian was on a fast for the Jan Lokpal
He was a member of Team Anna at the time. Agnivesh
denied that it was him in the tape.
Recently he has made statements against Team Anna
members Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal and questioned their
credentials after reports that the former had cheated her
hosts on plane tickets while the latter owed dues to the
Income Tax Department.