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Updated: January 10, 2014 03:01 IST

Modi takes a dig at Manmohan’s remarks

Smriti Kak Ramachandran
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BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi shot back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the NRI Meet on Thursday. File photo.
PTI BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi shot back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the NRI Meet on Thursday. File photo.

‘Better days are coming but you should wait for four to six months’

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remarks that there are “better times ahead” for the country, saying that people should wait for four to six months. His obvious reference was to 2014 general elections likely to be held in April-May.

Taking pot shots at the UPA government, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial nominee said: “The Prime Minister said a good thing yesterday. He said good days are coming very soon and there is nothing to feel dejected. I agree with the Prime Minister. I don't want to say anything more. Maybe, you should wait for four to six months.”

Mr. Modi was addressing a session at the ongoing 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here. Referring to the Gujarat Model of development, he exhorted NRIs to participate in the election process by voting and helping in the “revolution” taking place in the country.

He said following new initiative introduced by his government, Gujarat was now proceeding in a new direction.

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SC should issue an order that one MP or one minister should hold his power for one term of 5 years only. At the end of 4th year or 4.5 years, the work done by him should be reviewed as like that of bureaucrats, by CAG or other constitutionally recognized bodies, that is independent from legislation. If he comes clean & Productive he can contest in next round of elections.Otherwise he should be declared unfit & should be banned from further elections for life term.In india politics is like a family business descending generation after generation by the same family only. This is the only way to reduce corruption, otherwise the same person will become a benami & he will do the same

from:  mohan
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 16:12 IST

Why Modi was only CM was able to participate in the PBD meet? why not
Chief Ministers of Punjab,Bengal,Kerala,Andhra and Tamilnadu when
Punjabis,Bengalis,Malayalis,telugus,and Tamils living in large number
in overseas and facing problems day after day.They should have also
given opportunity to interact with the delegates.Aa a Tamil from
Tamilnadu, invite all the delegates to the PBD to visit Tamilnadu and
meet our Chief Minister and get them acquaint with the progress and
development attained in various fields and try to colloborate with our
State government.Glad that the leader of the Malaysian delegate
expressed his eagerness to collaborate with TN on biodiversity and
education.Tamils send their loving and respectful greetings and
wishing them well to all the delegates came from various countries
where our brethern are living in large numbers-

from:  Balasundaram
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 15:51 IST

There is a lot of Euphoria around AAP. I am excited about the change it has brought about in the Indian election system. But at the same time it hasn't delivered on anything. The party has come to power in Delhi and has 5 years to prove that it will not turn into a Congress or a BJP by failing to deliver its promises. Can they bring about a change in political set up byreducing corruption, grant better standard of living to people and also maintain economic growth.

from:  Rajat Sharma
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 15:41 IST

Having seen, enjoyed, endured the (UPA)Congress rule for quite some
period under noted economist MMS, Indians can definitely opt for a
change and go for BJP rule under Narendra Modi. Aspiring a third term
after a decade of misrule by congress is like asking for moon. Quit
playing games! AAP with its limited energy needs to cleanse Delhi first
before taking up big task.

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 15:31 IST

Modi should stop the comments and it is time he pronounce the solution for the mess, or else AAP will take over.

from:  venkat
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 15:29 IST

Nice answer by Mr. Modi. He is all set to be PM and will be for sure no matter how much insults Congress and its affiliates like SP, BSP, AAP, etc throws at him. When congress and their affiliates/coalition partners have been involved in great scams then they have no moral authority to say one would be disaster or not. Urban India is consolidated for Modi and Rural india is fast morphing.

from:  Harsh vs
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 15:26 IST

After a disastrous 9.5 year term, it is time to look ahead with hope with the ushering in of Na Mo, that seems a real possibility. The AAP will no doubd be checks in place for the next 5 years before it shows its national presence. With more and more parties trying to emulate the AAP in one form or the other, the voter will be faced with an viable alternative to the BJP, namely, the AAP. The congress has lost out in all fronts...it only has a lot of cash controlled by the dynasty if foreign media reports are to be believed. Get rid of the High Command and the congress still has honest and upright politicians.

from:  Krishna Iyer
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 14:40 IST

Agreed the ruling Congress party is mired in corruption, nepotism and scams. But for that matter, I don't think BJP or its PM candidate stands a chance to run this country for next term. Given the account and amount of corruption and other issues BJP has in its ruling states, not to forget the infamous reddy brothers, BSY, Maoists anarchy and mineral scams, BJP has no moral authority in the first place to have, 'holier than thou' attitude.
I have been to Gujarat on work front recently and was in the rural side across the state for nearly two weeks. What lies and deceit Modi carries across about his state. I have personally took some pictures of the devastation of minorities there. Even leaving aside the Muslims suffering in Gujarat, the kind of backwardness and failure of infrastructure development in rural areas belies Modis' propaganda.
Its more a hysteria on Modi created by the almost the sold out media in India, exception-the hindu. We need party like AAP.

from:  Prasan
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 13:33 IST

Dr Manmohan singh,instead of calling himself as a PM, can declare
himself to be a script writer. Being at the seat of power for a full
period of 10 yrs, he could have taken effective measures for the
growth of economy, considering the enormous resources at our
disposal.Sleeping over the corruption issues that took place under his
very nose,instead of taking pro active measures to contain it, poor
economic decisions, poor attention to infrastructure development,, all
these led to near economic collapse.He had a great opportunity to make
our economy bounce to success,but wasted it to please his political
boss. He is solely responsible for all these woes. Instead of
accepting it gracefully, he now behaves like a school children writing
an essay on economy with colourful phraces . Is that an intelligent
talk forcasting the Indian economy, when he himself ruined it
systematically,instead of uplifting it all these years..

from:  j narayanan
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 12:39 IST
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