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Beni calls Modi, Mulayam Gabbar Singh of Sholay

Union minister Beni Prasad Verma said the BJP prime ministerial candidate and SP chief often threatened people, and "they too do the same for votes".

india Updated: Dec 22, 2013 09:49 IST
Beni Prasad Verma,Narendra Modi,Mulayam Singh Yadav

Equating BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with Gabbar Singh of blockbuster film Sholay, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma has said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was the real hero and he would be the next premier.

Beni said Modi and Mulayam were like Gabbar Singh who often threatened people, and "they too do the same for votes".

Played by Amjad Khan in film Sholay, Gabbar Singh was a dacoit who led a gang which looted and plundered villages in Ramgarh.

The Steel minister said he would contest from both Gonda and Kaisarganj Lok Sabha seats in upcoming general elections.

Beni alleged both the BJP and the SP were equally responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots.

On comparison being drawn between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejariwal, he said the former was a country's hero who himself praised Rahul.

First Published: Dec 22, 2013 09:45 IST