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'Achche Din Aane Wale Hain': Manmohan was behind Narendra Modi's slogan?

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    New Delhi, Mar 19: Do you know from where did the famous and successful Lok Sabha campaign slogan 'Acche Din Aane Wale Hain' came? The slogan which was used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in almost every rally before the elections actually came from former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

    As per a ET report, "The slogan was "stolen" from a press statement by former PM Manmohan Singh, claims British writer Lance Price."

    'Achche Din Aane Wale Hain': Manmohan was behind Narendra Modi's slogan?
    The author of 'The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's campaign to transform India', in an interview to ET said that Modi is adept in turning tables on his opponents.

    "I am pretty clear that when Singh said that at the news conference in January (2014), Modi heard that and thought, "That works for me". It was only a week after, or a short time after, Singh's statement that the BJP seized on it so effectively.

    There is also some example that, Modi who is very quick on his feet, he seems to have this knack of turning the attack and every comment by the opposition into something he can use positively in his campaign. And this was clearly an example of that. Steal your opponent's best quotes and making them yours," he was quoted as saying in the daily.

    As per a DNA report, earlier, Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview, revealed the idea behind his campaign tagline 'Ache din aane waale hain' and said that it was Manmohan Singh, who inspired the infamous tagline.

    On January 8, 2014 when the Manmohan Singh addressed a gathering at Delhi he had said, "Yes we are facing bad days now but the good days will be coming in soon (Ache din aane waale hai)."

    Next day when Modi addressed the same crowd and said, "I need not say anything as the prime minister had said enough in his speech yesterday but I would like to repeat one of his statements 'ache din aane waale hain'."

    This shows how adept PM Modi is at turning the tide into his favour.

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