Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Saturday stood by his `Rand` remark, and asserted that his statement was used as an idiom to throw light on the Bharatiya Janata Party`s trends.
"I have not said anything wrong. I used the idiom as an example. I did not aim my comment on any one person, I said it in reference to the entire BJP. Modi, himself, attacks Mulayam Singh and calls the Prime Minister a chor (thief). He calls our leaders corrupt. So, it is them who are targetting individuals, not us," Agarwal said in his defence.
"I have not used unparliamentary language. I always use parliamentary language. What I have said is correct and I maintain my stand," he added.
Earlier today, National Commission of Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma said the commission would send a notice to Agarwal to explain his indecent remark about women.
On Friday, while taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party, Agarwal sparked off a controversy by saying: "Hamaare gaon mein kahawat hai, rand se ashirwad lene jaao, woh kehti hai hamaare tarah ban jaao. Yehi BJP ka haal hai-woh kehte hain, humari tarah ban jao." (There is an idiom used in my village that says when someone goes to take blessings from a `rand`, she asks the person to become like her. Similarly, the BJP is trying to make everybody like themselves)