Gonda: Union minister Beni Prasad Verma today
faced the ire of voters of his constituency in the presence of
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar
Bhagat Singh Inter-college grounds here this afternoon.
Apparently angry over his long absence from the Gonda
constituency, the people raised slogans against him as soon as
he got up to address an election meeting.
Amid the uproar, the Steel minister tried to speak but
was forced to return to his seat after which Sonia Gandhi
started her address.
This is the second time Verma had to face opposition
in his parliamentary constituecy before the party leadership
in the recent past.
In November last, the crowd, in the presence of Congress
general secretary Rahul Gandhi, had refused to let him speak
at a public meeting at Utraula in Balrampur district.
Despite appeals from UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna
Joshi and Rahul, they kept hooting Verma until he left the
Utraula falls in Verma`s Lok Sabha constituency Gonda.