Beni Prasad

  • Midterm polls possible in UP, BJP trying to destabilise Akhilesh government, says Beni July 14, 2014

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that there was a possibility of midterm polls taking place in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP after its massive win in the Lok Sabha elections was "trying to destabilise" the Akhilesh Yadav government. "Mid term polls are possible...
  • Congress plays safe, rejects Sonia, Rahul's offer to quit over poll rout May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign taking responsibility for the party's debacle in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, in typical Congress style it was outrightly rejected by the leaders. The offer made by Sonia and Rahul to resign was unanimously rejected,"...
  • Landslide victory for BJP as it bags 73 out of 80 seats; SP, BSP, Congress routed May 16, 2014

    In a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has clinched victory in 73 seats by surpassing its highest tally of 58 seats in the state which brought the NDA government to power in 1998. The Congress has won two seat, the SP has won 5 while Apna Dal has recorded...
  • All parties should unite to thwart Modi from becoming PM: Beni Prasad Verma May 10, 2014

    Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday said no political party would get a majority in ongoing Lok Sabha elections and need of the hour was that all parties should unite to thwart Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister. "No political party is going to get majority including the Congress...
  • LS polls: Beni Prasad Verma eyes second term from Gonda May 6, 2014

    Union minister Beni Prasad Verma, known for his barbs not only against his political opponents but also against his own party, is eyeing a second consecutive term from this seat, where caste affiliations are likely to play a crucial role. Polling in the constituency, which has over 17 lakh voters, will...
  • Relief for Beni Prasad Verma in poll code violation case May 4, 2014

    In a relief to Senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma, a local court has rejected the application moved by the district police seeking action against him in a case related to his alleged objectionable remark on Narendra Modi. Judicial Magistrate of Utraula, Rakesh Singh on Friday rejected the application moved by...
  • Beni Prasad demands punishment to guilty from fast track courts for Babri demolition, Gujarat riots May 3, 2014

    Welcoming Centre's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe 'snoopgate' issue, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday demanded fast track courts to punish those guilty of demolishing disputed structure in Ayodhya and the post Godhra riots. "After the demolition of Babri mosque, 22 years have passed. Godhra took place...
  • Beni stirs another controversy, calls Modi a monster May 3, 2014

    Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma, who has been censured by the EC for his insulting remarks against Narendra Modi, has stoked a fresh controversy by comparing the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate to a "monster". "A person, who discriminates between Hindu and Muslim in this country and create hatred between them, is...
  • EC censures Beni for 'highly insulting' remarks against Modi May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing "serious concern" over repeated violation of the Model Code of Conduct by Union minister Beni Prasad Verma, the Election Commission on Thursday censured him for making "highly insulting" remarks against Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally in Kanpur. Not satisfied with his reply to the show cause...
  • Beni Prasad Verma, Vinay Katiyar to reply to EC notice today April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar are expected to reply to the notice served by the Election Commission to them on Saturday. Both of them have been accused of prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct. Taking cognizance of their alleged...
  • FIR on Beni for making objectionable comments against Modi April 25, 2014

    In the second FIR in three days, Union Minister and Congress candidate from Gonda Lok Sabha seat Beni Prasad Verma was booked on Friday for allegedly making objectionable comments against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. District Magistrate Vikas Gothwal said that while addressing an election rally in Patel Nagar in...
  • Beni should be given medical treatment: Naqvi April 25, 2014

    The BJP hit back at Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma for calling Narendra Modi an 'animal'. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "Some Congress leaders are unable to accept defeat. They seem to have lost their minds. They should be given medical treatment." ...
  • Beni Prasad Verma calls Narendra Modi an 'animal' despite EC notice April 25, 2014

    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 April 22, 2014

    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 BJP's...
  • Case against Beni Prasad Verma for controversial remarks against Modi April 22, 2014

    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 his...
  • BJP demands cancellation of Beni's nomination April 20, 2014

    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...
  • MPs Rating: Beni Prasad Verma scores 5.09 on a scale of 10 April 15, 2014

    Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma is the fifth Congress MP from Gonda Uttar Pradesh. Verma scored 5.7 on accessibility on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Verma scored 4.9 for provision of good roads, 5.1 for better schools...
  • EC notice to Beni Prasad Verma for remarks against Modi April 10, 2014

    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...
  • Beni Prasad Verma booked for calling Modi 'biggest goonda' of RSS April 8, 2014

    An FIR has been registered against Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma in Balrampur for calling BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the "biggest goonda" of RSS and party's National President Rajnath Singh his "slave". District Magistrate Mukesh Chandra on Tuesday said, "Beni had termed Modi as a goon of RSS...
  • FIR against Beni Prasad Verma for comments against Modi, Amit Shah April 8, 2014

    Balrampur: In more trouble for Union Steel Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma, an FIR has been filed against him for calling BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah a thug. An FIR has also been registered against Verma in Balrampur for calling BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the...
  • Modi will be in jail if Rahul becomes PM, says Beni Prasad Verma April 4, 2014

    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 the...
  • BJP moves EC over Beni, Azam Khan's remarks against Modi April 3, 2014

    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 of...
  • Modi is a RSS goon and Rajnath is his slave, says Beni Prasad Verma April 2, 2014

    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 Rajnath...
  • Beni Prasad violates poll code by using more cars than permissible, booked March 31, 2014

    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. The vehicles...
  • RSS, BJP have been sold out in the hands of Modi: Beni Prasad Verma March 31, 2014

    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 February 28, 2014

    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 present...
  • BJP accuses Steel Minister of trying to bribe journalists February 13, 2014

    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 Council...
  • Beni Prasad Verma unapologetic about distributing gifts to scribes February 5, 2014

    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 other...
  • SP, BJP slams Beni for distributing gifts at steel council meet February 4, 2014

    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 24th...
  • Beni Prasad takes on Mulayam, reminds him of Tatra truck scam January 26, 2014

    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 Yadav's...