A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there was no Modi wave sweeping the country and dubbed it a creation of the media, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said on Friday that Dr. Singh may be a “myopic” not to see the Modi wave.

“Is it that he sees it [Modi wave] but cannot admit it? This election is about a dual trend. The first is anti-incumbency against the Congress and the UPA. A principal component of that incumbency is leadership failure,” Mr. Jaitley said in his “Campaign Diary.”

He said the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate had become a symbol of hope for an “anguished India which is looking for solutions.”

Hitting out at the Congress, the senior BJP leader said: “This the first time that an outgoing government, through its leaders, is carrying on a campaign of negativity rather than highlighting its own achievements.”