Addressing the media at Chakeri airport, Verma said, “Who is Anna Hazare? We have been doing politics our whole life, and this man wearing a dhoti-kurta thinks he is an ‘anshan master’ (master in the arts of fasting). If he has the courage, let him come to my constituency."
Earlier, Union Minister of Steel had claimed that opposition was afraid of Rahul Gandhi and accused Anna Hazare of becoming the spokesperson of the Opposition.
The ex-Samajwadi Party leader claimed that the backward castes in UP were behind the Congress this time, and the party will win 200 seats to form the government. He further claimed that BSP’s tally will shrink to 100, SP’s tally will further shrink to 50, and BJP’s tally will shrink to 30.