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About Narendra Modi

Name Narendra Modi
Designation Prime Minister, India since 2014
Political Party Joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 1987
Posts held
  1. General Secretary of the BJP
  2. National Secretary of the BJP
  3. Pracharak (campaigner) of the RSS
Date of Birth 17 September 1950
Narendra Modi, Gujarat CM

Narendra Modi is the incumbent Prime Minister of India. He has served four consecutive terms as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 general elections.

Modi is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and media describes him as a Hindu nationalist. In the first term as Chief Minister (2001-2002) Modi projected himself as a firebrand Hindu leader. The year 2002, saw the Godhara train tragedy in which many Hindu pilgrims perished. The anti Muslim riots in Gujarat that followed it were blamed on Modi. In 2005, Modi was denied a diplomatic visa to the United States for violations of religious freedom. This ban remains valid till today.

Modi's emphasis shifted from Hindutva to the economic development during his second term as Chief Minister (2002–2007). His idea of governance revolves around privatisation and Foreign Direct Investment. Modi is praised for his economic policies that have resulted in the high rate of economic growth in Gujarat.

Gujarat recorded a compounded annual growth rate of 10.97%, the highest among all Indian states, for the decade 2001–2010. The changes brought out by Modi have led to Gujarat becoming an attractive investment destination. During the Vibrant Gujarat summit in 2007, real estate investment deals worth INR6.6 trillion were signed.

Modi holds very strong views on terrorism. He has justified encounter killings to neutralize the terrorists. Several times he had demanded the hanging of Afzal Guru the life convict in Parliament attack case.

In order to protect Gujarat's 1,600 km long coastline from terrorists, Modi has succeeded in procuring 30 high–speed surveillance boats from the central government.

Modi is the first Indian politician to interact with netizens through live chat on the internet. The hashtag #ModiHangout became the most trending term in India at Twitter.

In the three opinion polls conducted by news agencies and magazines, Modi was declared the preferred choice for the post as Prime Minister in the 2014 general elections.

Prime Minister to inaugurate three-day Vibrant Gujarat summit

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    10:58 pm
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Thursday on a three-day visit to his home state to thrown open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad. View More..

Government confers Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    10:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced winners of the Gandhi Peace Prize for four years beginning 2015 to 2018. View More..

5,802 registration for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    10:04 pm
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the number of registration for the 2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has gone up with the tally at 5,802 registrations, attributing it to shifting the dates to January 21, instead of January 9. View More..

Morocco to be partner country in Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    9:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With over 50 delegates cutting across different sectors, Morocco will participate in "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" as a partner country, the Moroccan Embassy said on Wednesday. View More..

Concerned BJP top brass counsels Gadkari to be restrained

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Concerned by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent tongue-in-cheek comments, which were seen as criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah, the top brass of the saffron party is understood to have counselled him to observe restraint in making public comments. View More..

No talks with Pakistan for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:32 pm
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Citing terror and border firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out possibility of inviting people from Pakistan for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 due in Varanasi between January 21 and 23. View More..

Anil Kapoor meets PM Modi in Delhi

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said he was left inspired by their conversation. View More..

Omung Kumar B goes back to Modi's roots for biopic

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:06 pm
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Omung Kumar B, who is making a movie on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited places in Gujarat where the political leader spent his childhood days. View More..

Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    7:52 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma. View More..

Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February: State BJP Chief

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    7:02 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday. View More..

National Clean Air Programme should set higher targets (Comment)

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    6:12 pm
There is a striking similarity between Paris Climate Agreement and Indias National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) launched recently. The Paris Agreement is an agreement by the countries to map a global action to keep global warming two degrees centigrade below pre-industrial level. View More..

Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    6:12 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universities, to facilitate completion of the project within 36 months. View More..

Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs, asks Kharge

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    5:30 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, leading to the saffron party indulging in spreading rumours of cracks in the government. View More..

Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 recap of EXIM Bank

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    4:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) through recapitalisation bonds to boost the bank's capacity in export financing. View More..

Calendars, books distributed at Kumbh brags of BJP government's feat

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    3:14 pm
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of posters, books, leaflets and calendars, counting the achievements of programmes introduced and promoted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, and bearing photographs of him and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, are being distributed to the devotees thronging the ongoing Kumbh Mela here in this historic city that was recently renamed by the BJP government. View More..

Everyone said it's too risky: 'PM Narendra Modi' producer

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    2:44 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Whether it is the National Award-winning biopic "Mary Kom", a film like "Sarbjit" or the upcoming biopic "PM Narendra Modi", producer Sandip Ssingh has always shown interest in stories of an individual's journey. He says he was told it was a risk to do a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he was convinced it would motivate people to "dream big". View More..

BJP targeting over 50% vote share in UP: Nadda

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    2:34 pm
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) The SP, BSP coming together in Uttar Pradesh is a reflection of BJP's strength and the party is striving to win over 50 per cent votes in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls to meet the combined challenge, BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge for the general elections, J.P. Nadda, said on Wednesday View More..

Sardar statue unveiling: Government splurged Rs 2.64 cr in ads

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    1:02 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre splurged more than Rs 2.64 crore on advertising in the media for the inaugural of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, known as the Statue of Unity, a RTI reply revealed here on Wednesday. View More..

Meghalaya CM to meet Modi on Saturday

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    12:06 pm
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and the coal issue. View More..

Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    7:58 am
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award. View More..

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