Veteran Samajwadi Party leader and former union minister Beni Prasad Verma has passed away today, March 27.
Samajwadi Party twitter handle informed about the demise.
समाजवादी पार्टी के वरिष्ठ नेता, राज्यसभा सांसद एवं पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री आदरणीय बेनी प्रसाद वर्मा जी एवं हम सबके प्रिय ‘बाबू जी’ जी का निधन अपूरणीय क्षति है। शोकाकुल परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना! शत-शत नमन एवं अश्रुपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि।
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) March 27, 2020
Beni Prasad Verma was presently a member of the Samajwadi Party. Earlier he was with Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav, then he joined Indian National Congress and was elected on its ticket to Lok Sabha in 2009. In 2016 he rejoined Samajwadi Party.
For those unaware, Beni Prasad Verma was steel Minister of Indian Government. He was the Public Works Department minister for the State of Uttar Pradesh in India for several years.
He served as the Union Communications Minister in Deve Gowda’s cabinet from 1996–98.