New Delhi, Aug 20 (IBNS): The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday slammed Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma for calling party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav 'crazy'.
Verma on Sunday said Yadav's dream of forming a government at the Centre will never be fulfilled.
Reacting to the comment made by Verma, SP leader Mohan Singh said: "If the government does not remove him (Verma) then we will need to reconsider and rethink about our decision to support the government."
Triggering a fresh controversy, Verma on Sunday told media: "Mulayam Singh has become crazy. His dream of forming a government at the Centre will never come true."
Verma on Sunday also said that rising prices of food items will benefit farmers.
He said he was 'happy' with the 'inflation'.
“Dal, wheat, rice, vegetables have become expensive. The rising prices will benefit the farmers," Verma told reporters on Sunday.
"I am happy with the inflation," he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed Verma over the 'inflation' remark and said the Congress has 'moved away' from common man.
"Nothing can be more bad than this comment. The farmers are getting seeds, fertilizers and electricity at expensive rates today. The farming prices have also increased now. How can inflation benefit farmers?" said BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.
"I feel that the Congress always talks about the common man but they have moved away from them," he said.