Mamata Banerjee, TMC chief
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee called Narendra Modi 'Danga Babu' or 'Mr Riot' on 8 May 2014.
Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister
Narendra Modi's style of functioning has left Corporate India worried as it leaves no room for debate and dissent.
Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP
When news broke that Narendra Modi extended an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was quick to take a dig at him saying, 'If Nawaz Sharif does accept the invitation, let's hope Narendra Modi will serve him chicken biryani!'
Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president
On 9 April 2014, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Narendra Modi saying the BJP's PM nominee would go to any extent to get the top post.
Shankarsinh Vaghela, Congress leader
Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Shankarsinh Vaghela courted controversy when he praised Narendra Modi. 'People have voted for you with great expectations. You will not be the PM of BJP but the PM of entire India. In 1984 it was two, now it is 282 and the credit goes to Narendra Bhai'.
Kamaal R Khan, Actor-producer
Actor-producer Kamaal R Khan is always in the news for his bizarre tweets. But he took it a step further on May 16 when he announced he was leaving India for good because Narendra Modi was becoming PM.
M Karunanidhi, DMK chief
DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi praised Narendra Modi on 21 May 2014 'humble beginning, intelligence and hard work.'
Anand Sharma, Union Minister
In April 2014, Union Minister Anand Sharma alleged that Narendra Modi's publicity budget was Rs 10,000 crore and most of it was black money.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Actor
'I think India is definitely hopeful, definitely inspired. We are looking forward to India shining. With all respect, we welcome you, Prime Ministerji. I heard in his speech about how this definitely is going to be a journey together. And yes, as one amongst the people of my country, we’d love to take this journey and ride together. God Bless. Success ahead', said actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes, about Narendra Modi's win.
Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka
In March 2014, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah received massive flak for calling BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi a 'mass murderer'.
U R Ananthamurthy, Kannada writer
In September 2013, when the BJP announced Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, noted Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy said he will not live in a country that is ruled by Modi. He however made a rather quick u-turn after the polls saying it was 'just a slip of tongue'.
Sonia Gandhi, Congress president
While she didn't exactly name Narendra Modi, on 9 April 2014 Congress president Sonia Gandhi made an indirect attack on the BJP's PM nominee saying his 'true face' was hidden behind a mask.