Beni backtracks, says even Re 1 constitutes corruption

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Beni Prasad Verma
New Delhi, Oct 16: What is wrong with our politicians? It seems it has become a habit of sort for our politicians. First they will make a statement and after realising their mistake, they make a U-turn. Latest to join the bandwagon is Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma.

After trying to defend his colleague and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid by saying that he would not do any scam for an amount as small as Rs 71 lakh, Beni does a U-turn.

Senior Congress leader Verma has now said that even one rupee constitutes corruption.

In an attempt to provide support to his colleague, Union Steel Minister on Monday, Oct 15 had said that  a man like Salman Khurshid will not do any wrong for Rs 71 lakh, which is a "very small amount" for a Central Minister.

"Salman Khursid is a responsible person. He is a Central Minister. He was a Central Minister earlier as well. When he is saying there is no scam, he should be believed... I don't think a person like Khurshid will do anything for an amount like Rs 71 lakh. It is a very small amount for a Central Minister," he told reporters here.

Verma was commenting on the alleged misappropriation of funds by a trust run by Khurshid and his wife. In a press conference on Sunday, Khurshid had rejected the allegation and had offered himself to any probe.

"If it would have been Rs 71 crore, even I would have been serious," Verma said, adding Khurshid should not resign from his current position.

Now, India voters are puzzled as to how much money constitutes corruption?

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