Beni Prasad Verma

  • Beni Prasad Verma calls Narendra Modi an 'animal' despite EC notice 25-04-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Personal attacks during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have hit an all new low as Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma made another controversial remark while addressing Congress workers in Gonda on Thursday. Beni called Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi an 'animal' and said that he...
  • BJP urges EC to act against Beni Prasad, Arjun Modhwadia, AAP 22-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: Alleging violation of the model code of conduct, the Gujarat BJP complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress leader and cabinet minister Beni Prasad Verma, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia and Aam Admi Party. The complaint alleged that Verma and Modhwadia used derogatory language against...
  • Case against Beni Prasad Verma for controversial remarks against Modi 22-04-2014 05:08 PM

    A case has been registered against Union minister Beni Prasad Verma, Congress candidate Rajaram Pal and a party worker by the district administration on Tuesday for allegedly making objectionable remarks against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. The district administration found that Beni had violated the model code of conduct by...
  • BJP demands cancellation of Beni's nomination 20-04-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday sought cancellation of Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma's nomination over his allegations against Narendra Modi and said his remarks were in line with the Congress' "desperate" strategy of unleashing personal attacks. Terming Verma's utterances "despicable" and "absolute bottom", party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said Congress must...
  • EC notice to Beni Prasad Verma for remarks against Modi 10-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: Election Commission on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Union minister Beni Prasad Verma for his "biggest goon" remarks against Narendra Modi, saying prima facie the senior Congress leader has violated the Model Code of Conduct. The Commission has given him time till Saturday evening to present...
  • Modi will be in jail if Rahul becomes PM, says Beni Prasad Verma 04-04-2014 02:10 PM

    In provocative remarks, Congress leader and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has warned that Narendra Modi will be in jail in six months time if Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister. While dubbing Modi as a "dictator", he also launched a vitriolic attack on the opposition parties, saying it is...
  • BJP moves EC over Beni, Azam Khan's remarks against Modi 03-04-2014 08:02 AM

    BJP on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission over the remarks of Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and UP Minister Azam Khan against Narendra Modi and demanded strict action. BJP, in its complaint to Chief Election Commission VS Sampath, sought appropriate strictures against Verma of Congress and Khan...
  • Modi is a RSS goon and Rajnath is his slave, says Beni Prasad Verma 02-04-2014 08:29 AM

    Gonda: Another personal vitriolic attack has added to a series of hate speeches this election season. This time, Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma has targeted Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and has called him a gunda (goon) of the RSS. Beni Prasad has also attacked BJP President...
  • Beni Prasad violates poll code by using more cars than permissible, booked 31-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Union Steel Minister and Congress candidate Beni Prasad Verma has been booked for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the District Magistrate said on Monday. Beni organised a roadshow in Tarabganj tehsil on Sunday evening, in which the number of vehicles was beyond permissible limit, DM Vikas Gothalwal said....
  • RSS, BJP have been sold out in the hands of Modi: Beni Prasad Verma 31-03-2014 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress is making the most of the dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma has said that the recent developments in the BJP show that the party is being completely controlled by its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • Verma-Punia rivalry comes to the fore at Rahul Gandhi's roadshow 28-02-2014 06:28 PM

    The rivalry between senior Congress leaders Beni Prasad Verma and P L Punia on Friday came to the fore as party vice president Rahul Gandhi formally kicked off election campaign through a road show in Barabanki. Though supporters of local MP and chairman of National Scheduled Caste commission Punia were...
  • BJP accuses Steel Minister of trying to bribe journalists 13-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP members engaged in sparring on Thursday in Rajya Sabha after he was accused of trying to bribe journalists and people from his Lok Sabha constituency by giving gifts. Verma, however, justified it saying Rs 1.75 crore was spent on the National Steel Consumers...
  • Beni Prasad Verma unapologetic about distributing gifts to scribes 05-02-2014 08:49 PM

    Facing criticism for distributing cash and gifts to journalists in Lucknow, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma was on Wednesday unapologetic and even said those attacking him were "fools" as he was only"investing money to get good returns". Addressing a press conference here, Verma accepted that he had distributed cash and...
  • SP, BJP slams Beni for distributing gifts at steel council meet 04-02-2014 10:47 PM

    Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Tuesday came under attack from SP and BJP for making Congress activists and journalists members of Steel Consumers' Council, and distributing cash and gifts to them at its meeting. More than 1,000 members were given cash, mobile and a trolley bag each at the...
  • Beni Prasad takes on Mulayam, reminds him of Tatra truck scam 26-01-2014 03:59 PM

    Lucknow: Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma once again took a dig at Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, this time reminding him of his alleged involvement in the Tatra truck scam. The Congress leader who often gets into controversies for his comments said on Sunday, "The CBI is probing Mulayam...
  • Amit Shah playing role of mediator between Modi, Mulayam: Beni Prasad Verma 25-01-2014 06:18 PM

    Alleging that the rallies addressed by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh recently were "fixed", Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday claimed speeches of both the leaders were scripted by Amit Shah. "Shah is playing the role of mediator......
  • Beni Prasad accuses Mulayam Singh of 'exploiting Yadav community' 13-01-2014 02:16 PM

    Accusing Mulayam Singh Yadav of indulging in nepotism, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that his stint with Congress was better than the 30 years spent with the SP supremo. "Yadav is practicising nepotism and exploiting his own caste (Yadavs)," Verma while addressing a programme in Bahraich on Sunday."The...
  • Congress lost recent Assembly polls due to insiders: Beni Prasad Verma 03-01-2014 07:46 PM

    The Congress lost the recent Assembly elections in four states due to insiders, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday claimed. Talking to reporters in Kaiserganj here, Verma claimed that "insiders" played a role in his party's drubbing in the recent polls, and said soon an overhauling exercise would...
  • Beni Prasad Verma rules out Congress-BSP alliance 23-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Amid speculation over a possible tie-up between Congress and BSP for the 2014 general polls, Union Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday ruled out any such alliance, claiming that his party would alone win 50 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. There would be...
  • Modi will always be identified as conspirator of Gujarat riots: Beni Prasad Verma 21-12-2013 08:18 AM

    Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would always be seen through the prism of Gujarat riots, despite his concerted efforts to project a more acceptable image to the public. "Modi can address as many 'Vijay Shankhnaad' rallies as he likes...
  • 'Hitler' Modi, Mulayam 'Mussolini' hand in glove: Beni Prasad 15-12-2013 06:19 PM

    Terming BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as Hitler and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav as Mussolini, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Sunday alleged that the two leaders have a tacit understanding to polarise votes. "Hitler has been born in Indian politics, so has Mussolini in Uttar Pradesh....
  • Beni Prasad takes a dig at Kumar Vishwas, calls him a 'joker' 12-12-2013 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas after reports that he may contest against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Beni Prasad, while reacting to the reports, called Kumar Vishwas a 'joker'. "Rahul...
  • Beni takes a dig at Modi, says India has to be saved from a 'khooni insaan' 14-11-2013 11:39 PM

    In a veied retaliatory attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his "khooni panja" (killer paw) remarks, Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday said the country has to be saved from a "khooni insan" (murderous person). Without naming Modi, Verma said while the Election Commission is looking...
  • Beni takes a dig at Modi, says India must be saved from 'khooni insaan' 14-11-2013 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: In a veied retaliatory attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his "khooni panja" (killer paw) remarks, Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday said the country has to be saved from a "khooni insan" (murderous person). Without naming Modi, Verma said while the Election Commission...
  • I am enough to face Narendra Modi, says Beni Prasad Verma 10-11-2013 10:16 PM

    Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma, on Sunday, said he was "enough" to face BJP leader Narendra Modi and Congress would win 50 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. "I am enough to face BJP's PM in waiting. Blessings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are also with...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav can get me killed anytime, claims Beni Prasad Verma 02-10-2013 07:38 AM

    Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma, who has been attacking Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Wednesday hit out at at the SP leader over communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and claimed there was threat to his life as he was the only Congress leader speaking against Mulayam. He demanded immediate intervention by...
  • Beni Prasad Verma alleges match fixing over UP govt ban on VHP yatra 21-08-2013 08:54 PM

    In remarks that could stoke a controversy, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Wednesday alleged "match-fixing" over Samajwadi party government's ban on VHP's yatra from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Verma's remarks came at a time when Congress was keen to take all parties on board for...
  • If needed, will support demand for separate Bundelkhand: Beni Verma 08-08-2013 11:22 PM

    Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday expressed concern over the backwardness of Bundelkhand region and said that if required, he would support the demand for a separate state to be set up there. But Verma assured that were Congress to retain power at the Centre after the 2014...
  • Beni attacks Mulayam over suspension of UP IAS officer 30-07-2013 06:22 PM

    Disregarding the party gag,Congress leader and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on launched fresh attack on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam SinghYadav, alleging he was "hand in glove" with sand mafia andthis was the reason for suspension of Noida SDM. Verma demanded revocation of suspension of Noida SDM DurgaShakti Nagpal, an...
  • Undignified language should not be used in public life: Beni Prasad 29-07-2013 08:25 AM

    Amid controversy over Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's sexist remark against party MP Meenakshi Natarajan, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Sunday said undignified language should not be used in public. Asked about Singh's remark describing party MP Meenakshi Natarajan as "100 per cent tunch maal" at a public meeting...