`The Narendra Modi wave` which swept the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year was on the decline and it may not fetch similar results for BJP in the coming Maharashtra assembly elections, Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar said here on Saturday.
Facing a very tough battle to retain his seat for a fifth Lok Sabha term from Solapur, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was among the Congress stalwarts who succumbed to the Modi wave in Maharashtra, losing to BJP`s Sharad Bansode by about 1.5 lakh votes.
The apprehensions about Narendra Modi among Muslims will "go away" once he becomes the Prime Minister as there will be policy initiatives to remove such perception, his close aide Amit Shah said on Sunday.
The Gandhis are all at sea and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may be myopic not to see a "Modi wave," BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Friday, claiming Congress leaders were helplessly watching the juggernaut of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate.
Shortly after BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination from Varanasi, his close aide Amit Shah said that the “Modi wave in the country has now transformed into a tsunami”.
Clarifying her allegedly controversial remarks that Muslims should become "communal" rather than secular, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi said on Thursday that she had made a sarcastic comment which meant "think about the community".
Banking on the "Narendra Modi wave" for a turnaround in its fortunes, BJP`s Karnataka unit on Monday expressed confidence of winning more than 20 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the April 17 elections in the state.
Considered a `lightweight` against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in this Nehru-Gandhi family bastion, BJP candidate Ajay Agrawal, a lawyer by profession, is banking on what he calls a "Modi storm and not wave" here to see him through.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said BJP is involved in a person-centric election campaign and there was neither a "Modi wave" nor "BJP wave" in the run-up to the Lok Saba elections here.