An FIR has been registered against Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma in Balrampur for calling BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi the “biggest goonda” of RSS and party’s president Rajnath Singh his “slave”.
District Magistrate Mukesh Chandra Tuesday said, “Beni had termed Modi as a goon of RSS and said Rajnath Singh was his slave.”
Taking cognizance of the statement, the district administration has lodged an FIR at Sadullah Nagar police station for violating the model code of conduct and has sent the report to the Election Commission.
Verma had on April 1 said: “Modi could not have become PM candidate without the nod of Rajnath Singh. This proves that Rajnath is not the president of the party but Modi’s slave (ghulam).”
This is the second case of violation of the model code by the Union Minister. A case was lodged against him March 31 in Gonda for organising a roadshow in Tarabganj in which the number of vehicles was beyond permissible limit.