Beni threatens to quit Cong if stopped from speaking against Mulayam
Posted on: 06:05 PM IST Jul 04, 2013
New Delhi: Threatening to quit Congress if stopped from speaking against Mulayam Singh Yadav, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said he has been humiliated after he was reprimanded by his party for comments against the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief.
Meanwhile, reacting to Beni's comments, Congress said that the party is not stopping him from criticising Mulayam, but he shouldn't make any personal comments on the SP chief. "No one has stopped Beni from criticising Mulayam. He has been asked not to make any personal comments," Congress said.
The threat to quit the party comes just few days after Verma on Tuesday kicked up another controversy with his barbs at friend-turned foe Mulayam Singh Yadav. Verma had said that the SP chief was not even fit to sweep the Prime Minister's residence, drawing instant rebuke from the Congress.
He prefaced his remark by alleging that the Samajwadi Party was a party based on "lies and fraud" and that it will be finished by the Congress.
This is not the first that Verma has made personal comment on the SP chief. Verma once a close confidant of the Samajwadi Party supremo was gradually sidelined after Amar Singh came into the picture. The Kurmi leader quit the party in 2007 and joined the Congress before 2009 Lok Sabha elections.