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Beni Prasad Verma back with Mulayam, quits Congress

LUCKNOW || Former union steel minister and senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Friday joined the ruling Samajwadi party (SP). While Verma has been denying his return to his one-time party, on Friday he met SP chief and old friend Mulayam Singh Yadav and announced that he was quitting Congress and returning to the SP.

mlkVerma had left SP many years back and had gone ballistic against both the party and its leadership. He was made steel minister in the UPA II and was one of the closest leaders from Uttar Pradesh in the Rahul Gandhi camp who displayed immense respect for the Kurmi leader in public rallies and party functions.