Mulayam remark: Congress rebukes Verma
New Delhi, Mar 18 : The ruling Congress on Monday rebuked Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma for 'terrorist' remark against Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and said political leaders should observe 'restraint' in use of 'language'.
"Every leader should observe restraint in use of language," Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told media on Monday.
Yadav earlier in the day attacked Verma in the Lok Sabha for 'linking' him with terrorists.
Yadav and SP members created ruckus in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament and demanded Verma's resignation for making comments against the SP supremo.
During the Zero Hour, SP members rushed to the Well of the House and protested against the Union Minister.
"He must tender apology for his remarks", Yadav said.
Triggering a controversy, Verma recently said Yadav had links with terrorists.
"He has relations with the terrorists," Verma said while speaking at a function in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district recently.
Verma, however, on Monday said he will not resign.
"I stand by what I said. I won't quit. Who is Mulayam to ask for my removal?" Verma said in the Lok Sabha.