Cong to get absolute majority in 2012 UP Assembly polls: Beni

Congress will get an absolute majority in 2012 Assembly polls to be held in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Steel (independent charge) Beni Prasad Verma said here.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 15:37 PM IST

Barabanki (UP): Congress will get an
absolute majority in 2012 Assembly polls to be held in Uttar
Pradesh, Union Minister for Steel (independent charge) Beni
Prasad Verma said here.

"The coming 2012 UP Assembly polls will show strength
of Congress, which will be getting an absolute majority,"
Verma said while addressing a gathering on his 71th birthday
in his home town last evening.

He also lashed out at his former companion SP supremo
Mulayam Singh Yadav for promoting nepotism.

"SP supremo Mulayam is practising nepotism and all the
key posts in the party were there in his family," Verma
alleged.

Stating that it was difficult to leave Mulayam, with
whom he had 40-years-old association, Beni said he was happy
that he left SP otherwise he might not be celebrating his
birthday.

"Had I not left SP, you would have attending
condolence meeting instead of celebrating my birthday," Beni
said asking the people not to make Mulayam Singh Yadav as the
Chief Minister of the state again.

He alleged that the development council formed by
Yadav, did nothing expect spending money on refreshments and
paying bills of planes used for "importing" bollywood artists.

Taking a potshot on BSP, he said that there was a time
when it was difficult to find corrupt ministers and now it was
difficult to find an honest one.

Claiming that the BJP was not existent in the region,
Beni said that the saffron party was trying hard to make its
presence felt but the people had now understood its reality.

PTI