Cong not projecting me as CM candidate: Beni

Union minister Beni Prasad Verma Friday the rumour that Congress might be launching him as its chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh to dent the dalit vote bank of ruling BSP.

Lucknow: Union minister Beni Prasad Verma
Friday the rumour that Congress might be launching him as its chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh to dent the dalit vote bank of ruling BSP.

"I am not a claimant for the chief minister`s post. There
is no tradition in the Congress of declaring prime ministerial
or chief ministerial candidates before polls. It is only after
the elections that the party decides who will take the post,"
Verma said.

He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a CII
convention here.

On allegations that he has declared candidates on various
seats in his native Barabanki district, Verma said he cannot
run a parallel Congress.

PTI

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