Lucknow: Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, who had targeted Narendra Modi on several occasions before, Saturday said the country needs a prime minister and not a "man-eater".
Verma, without naming BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Modi, said, "Hamen bhavi pradhan mantri ki zaroorat hai, aadamkhor ki nahi (We need a future prime minister, not a man-eater)."
Addressing a convention of people belonging to dalit, backward and minority communities here, the Congress minister said the country was well aware of his (Modi`s) deeds.
Verma had earlier compared Modi to Hitler, and said, "He (Modi) has become a dictator of Gujarat and Muslims can`t dare to speak against Hitler."
He appeals to the people to stand up unitedly and bring in a change to the society and the government.
The minister said they (dalits and minorities) had enough number and could bring a party of their choice in power.
He also attacked the Samajwadi Party leadership over Muzaffarnagar riots and Saifai Mahotsav.