The minister made his remark while addressing Congress workers in Gonda, his constituency, in Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Dr B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary. Verma, who drew flak for attacking Mulayam and later apologised under pressure, said no force could ever stop Rahul Gandhi from becoming the PM of the country and that he would not die till that dream of his was fulfilled.
On an earlier occasion, Verma had said that Gandhi had a "good potential" to become the country's prime minister. He said the Congress vice-president had feelings for the poor and the country had the right PM candidate in him.
On the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emerging as a possible NDA candidate for the top post, the veteran leader said the former only pursued an agenda against the Muslim and that the BJP could not decide on its PM candidate.
Verma had once remarked that he is the 'baap' (father) of Modi as far as his political clout in UP is concerned. He said this when asked about Modi's prospects of contesting the Lok Sabha polls from the state.