The Samajwadi Party (SP) MPs stormed the Lok Sabha which was adjourned nearly for two hours on Monday. The protesting MPs including Mulayam sought apology from Verma and his removal from the Cabinet.
"He is a goon and a robber. How will he protect his state? questioned Verma during the rally. Reacting against the Congress leader's remark, General Secretary of Samajwadi Party Ram Asrey Kushwaha claimed that Verma "a man of unsound mind. Beni Verma has gone mad... he needs to be examined by some psychiatric."
Mulayam Singh, who is now demanding apology from Verma, earlier had claimed, "If advocating the cause of the Muslims is an act of terror, then I am indeed a terrorist."
Mulayam Singh's statement over his relation with the Muslims seems to be an attempt to win back the lost trust of the community. In a major setback to the party, Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmad Bukhari snapped its ties with Samajwadi Party.
Putting an end to their alliance, Bukhari accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of not fulfilling the promises which were made ahead of the general election in the state in 2012.