Beni Prasad Verma
11 February 1941 - 27 March 2020 Barabanki
Beni Prasad Verma was five term MP from Gonda Lok Sabha seat and was Cabinet Steel Minister of Indian Government. Previous position held Minister of State for Steel.
He served as the Union Communications Minster in Deve Gowda's cabinet from 1996-98.
He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999 and 2004 from the Kaiserganj constituency. In 2009, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Gonda constituency in Uttar Pradesh state as an Indian National Congress candidate and on July-12-2011 was appointed the Steel Minister in Manmohan Singh Government. He is strong kurmi kshatriya leader in uttar pradesh.
Beni Prasad Verma had established educational institutions Charan Singh Mahavidyalay at Bardari near Badosarai and Mahanlal Verma Educational Educational Institute in his home district of Barabanki.
- Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma was considered by many as the mentor to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
- A socialist leader, started under the tutelage of late Chaudhary Charan Singh
- Earlier he was with Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
- He was the Public Works Department minister for the State of Uttar Pradesh in India for several years and did very good work for the development of the state and its roads.
- He played an instrumental role in the turnaround of UP Bridge Corporation
- He also served as the Union Communications Minster in the Deve Gowda cabinet and did very good work in liberalising the policies.
- The Kurmi leader was the refined face of SP owing to his superior knowledge of law & parliamentary procedures
- Before 2007 assembly elections Verma left the SP to form Samajwadi Kranti Dal
- Ahead of the 2009 polls, Verma joined the Congress.
Spouse : Malti Devi
Children : 3 sons and 2 daughters
Residence : Sirauli Gauspur, Barabanki district