Beni's terrorist remark against Mulayam: How UPA terrorised

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Mulayam Singh Yadav
New Delhi, March 21: At a time when Congress-led UPA government is struggling to run its government at Centre after DMK pulled out of the coalition two days back, UPA is worried from another front too.

Whether Samajwadi Party would continue to provide outside support to the government in the wake of Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma "terrorist" remark against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav?

According to media reports SP has said that the Beni Prasad Verma episode is a "closed chapter". However, SP is yet to make any official comment on the issue.

In fact, Mulayam Singh Yadav had a meeting with all its MPs on Thursday to discuss on the issue.

In fact, SP was demanding Verma's resignation. It has also threatened to stop providing outside support to UPA if Verma does not resign.

Earlier, Verma regretted his remarks against Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"I am sorry if my remarks have hurt anybody's sentiments," he told reporters after his brief meeting with the PM.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi pleaded with folded hands to Mulayam Singh in the parliament, asking him to stop demanding Beni Prasad's resignation. Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had also apologised to SP supremo at Parliament.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said, "Mulayam is a respected leader of this country. The minister who made these statements must resign."

Recently in a function, the union minister at Gonda district, about 200 km from Lucknow, said, "Iske (Mulayam Singh) atankvadiyon se sambandh hain (he has relations with the terrorists)."

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