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Beni Prasad Verma

About Beni Prasad Verma

Beni Prasad Verma is a Congress politician and a Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha. He won the Gonda Parliamentary Election.

Beni Prasad Verma is the Union Minister for Steel.

Political Career

Beni Prasad Verma spent years as a politician in the Samajwadi Party. He later shifted his loyalties to the Congress in 2009.

Beni Prasad served as the Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Minister in Uttar Pradesh.

He fell out with Samajwadi Party chief in 2007 and contested on Congress ticket in 2009.


In February 2012, Beni landed into trouble for his remarks on the minority sub-quota at an election rally in Farukkhabad during the UP Assembly elections. He was let off with a warning by the Election Commission.

Farmers can benefit from Inflation

In August 2012, Beni Prasad Verma said that the inflation would actually help farmers as they could benefit from the increasing prices. This triggered a strong criticism from the opposition parties. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that Beni Prasad is not aware of the suicide of farmers due to the burden of debt. Samajawadi Party demands UPA to sack Beni Prasad from the cabinet.

Beni Prasad Verma in News

Andhra Pradesh News on October 8, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on October 8, 2012

Beni Prasad says its Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi in 2014 elections
Samajwadi Party says Verma's comments are irresponsible

Steel Minister visits RINL-VSP victims
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma visited the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited-Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant and met victims of the recent explosion.

Petrol Price Hike: Congress, Opposition trade charges as public protests (Update)
Protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday appeared to place the Manmohan Singh Government on the back foot over its decision to hike petrol prices by over Rs.7 a litre.

Beni Prasad Verma terms steel industry's performance "unsatisfactory"
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Monday has termed the performance of the country's steel industry as "unsatisfactory", while releasing a report that serves as a roadmap to attract investment to the sector.

Steel Minister presents SAIL's interim dividend cheque to PM
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma presented an interim dividend cheque of Rs.495.65 crore to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday.

Congress insists on no alliance in UP
Congress Party on Monday stuck to its pre-poll stand of not allying with any political outfit to form the government in Uttar Pradesh.

Azam Khan pulls up Beni over proposal of tie-up with BSP
Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Monday hit out at Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma over his remark of favouring a tie- up with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying the latter was making such comment to be on the safer side, as he is on the verge of being outcast by the Congress Party.

UP polls: Survey reports are not always true, says Congress
With most exit polls indicating that the Samajwadi Party will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh, Congress Party on Monday disregarded speculations and said the survey reports are not always true.

Akhilesh takes potshots at Beni, calls him 'commander on lease'
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a dig at Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma over his comments on poll- tie-ups in Uttar Pradesh, saying the latter is a commander on lease for the Congress Party.

People of UP have outrightly rejected Congress: BJP(Lead: Shahnawaz)
With barely few hours left for the electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh, an extremely confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Congress Party's dream of forming the next government in the state would not be fulfilled.

Beni Prasad Verma adamant on Congress-BSP tie up
Union Steel Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday reiterated his stand of favouring a tie-up with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying democracy has always been hurt whenever the Samajwadi Party (SP) had come into power.

BJP confident of victory in UP, Uttarakhand polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expressed confidence about achieving electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Tuesday, when a counting of votes takes place.

Congress distances itself from Beni Prasad Verma's remarks on post poll pact
The Congress Party on Sunday distanced itself from the Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma's remark over the post-poll pact in Uttar Pradesh.

'Dalit dominant' BSP better than 'Goonda Raj' SP: Beni Prasad Verma
Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Sunday said that alit dominant Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seemed a much better ally than Goonda Raj Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP dares Congress to make Rahul Gandhi PM
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday once again asked the ruling Congress Party to consider Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister's post, and dared the young leader to show whether he has the capability to deal with the country's rising problems in the country.

EC sends notice to Sri Prakash Jaiswal
The Election Commission on Friday sent a notice to Union Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal over his recent remark that if the Congress did not win elections in Uttar Pradesh, President's rule should be imposed in the state.

Congress takes potshots at BJP for charging it of breaking EC rules
Congress Party on Wednesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for charging it of violating the Model Code of Conduct, and said that the opposition is doing it for ulterior political motives.

Union Steel Minister Verma tells Mittal to stop maligning India
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Sunday asked billionaire steel baron L N Mittal to stop "maligning" India and its government, and demanded to know why the latter was not setting up his plants in the country.

Australian Minister Calls on Union Steel Minister to Discuss Cooperation in Mining and Ore Exploration
Australian Minister Calls on Union Steel Minister to Discuss Cooperation in Mining and Ore Exploration

Congress leader slams Hazare, challenges him to visit UP polls
Slamming anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare for threatening to campaign against the Congress party during the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has challenged the former to come to his constituency if he has the courage.

Stop targetting Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders warn Anna Hazare
Congress leaders and activists have warned social activist Anna Hazare to stop targetting party general secretary Rahul Gandhi with the backing of the opposition.

Chhattisgarh CM calls on Beni Prasad Verma
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh called on Union Minister of Steel Beni Prasad Verma here today, and informed him that supply of iron ore to the steel industry in the state has been severely affected due to stoppage of ore supply from Orissa.

Verma inaugurates dealers' meet to improve steel reach in rural India
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma presided over the dealers' meet at Lucknow today.

India fourth largest producer of crude steel in world: Beni Prasad Verma
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that India has now become the fourth largest producer of crude steel in the world in 2010 as against the eighth position in 2003.

President Patil presents "Rajbhasha Shield" to RINL
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday presented the prestigious "Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield" to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)/ Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) for effective implementation of the official language Hindi.

New Ministers sworn into UPA Cabinet
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to the eight new ministers inducted in the Union Cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday evening.

PM's Cabinet reshuffle has proven to be a damp squib: BJP
Stating that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has failed to reassure the nation once again, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday described the Cabinet reshuffle of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government as a 'damp squib'.

Cabinet reshuffle: Manmohan Singh's new team announced
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has written to the President Pratibha Patil recommending that the following may be appointed as members of the Union Council of Ministers and has requested that the oath of office and secrecy be administered at 5.00 p.m. today

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