Modi mocks PM at NRI meet, says 'good days ahead' after LS polls NEW DELHI: BJP leader Narendra Modi on Thursday chose a global NRI meet to hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who had said that "we are set for better times". "I agree with the Prime Minister. Good days are ahead for India. I don't want to say anything more. We should wait for four to six months. But good days are coming," the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said, indicating that his party would form the next government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls. Modi's jibe at Singh came a day after the Prime Minister sought to dispel apprehensions among the Indian diaspora on the state of the economy, saying that the country was heading towards "better times" and there was no reason to despair about its present or worry about the future. Addressing a press conference last week, the Prime Minister had said that "we are set for better times" as the cycle of global economic growth is turning for the better. This is the first verbal attack on the Prime Minister by Modi after Singh said that "it will be disastrous for the country to have Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister." Slamming the UPA government, Modi also said at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that the overall atmosphere of divisive politics, policy paralysis and scandals and corruption have severely hit people's perception and trust in the government and its leaders. Modi mocks PM at NRI meet, says 'good days ahead' after LS polls - The Times of India ***************************************************** I wonder if good day are in the offing once the 2014 elections are over, Given the Congress' dismal performance, in governance and rampant and galloping corruption, Modi was riding the crest of the anger towards the Congress. However with the AAP getting a large share of the Delhi election contest and their forming the Govt with the Congress, there seems to be an upsurge in it national popularity. This would mean a hung Parliament with the Congress Party reduced to double digits. AAP would not be able to cobble a Govt with the Congress in tow. The so called Third Front, given their diverse policies, may also fall by the way. None would associate with SP (given their neglect of the Muzzafarnagar issue and the Saifai fest and Europe and Middle East junket). DMK and AIDMK will never join hands and they would have a sizeable number in Tamilnadu (the AAP there already having factional fights) One wonders how the Bihar political boys will fare since Nitish seems to be seeing oblivion with Laloo and Paswan on the upsurge and BJP making dents. Only Mamata and Biju would possibly be agreeable but they do not have a sizeable numbers in MPs. BJP, SAD and Shiv Sainiks could have the largest numbers, but then not large enough to form a Govt. Therefore, where is the silver lining to this black cloud?