“Abki baar Modi sarkar”, a famous slogan of “The Indian General Election of 2014”, which is called “16th Lok Sabha” locally, made Narendra Modi the 15th and present Prime Minister of India. He led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on that Election. He is the first Prime Minister ever who achieved this position despite born after the Independence of India. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat State from 2001 to 2014 as well. He was elected from Varanasi as well as from Vadodara but he kept Varanasi seat to be a Member of Parliament to become a Prime Minister of India.
Modi was born on 17th September, 1950 in Vadnagar, India. He was the third of six children of Heeraben Modi and Damodardas Mulchand Modi. His family was of grocers, family belonging to rearward Ghanchi-Teli (Oil Presser) community in Vadnagar, Mehsana district of erstwhile Gujarat (past: Bombay State), India. Modi become a spouse with Jashodaben Modi in 1968.
Modi left home at 17, after finishing his Schooling there. He departed to Ramakrishna Mission ashram which is in Rajkot and after that he went to the Belur Math which is close to Kolkata. Afterward he went away to Guwahati. Later, he attached to another ashram which was made by Swami Vivekananda in the Himalayan foothills in Almora, He passed two years there. Then he returned to his own place Vadnagar for a very short time. Modi left his home again and departed to Ahmedabad, He worked there in a tea stall of his uncle. He worked in the staff canteen of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation as well. Subsequently, He turned into a full–time campaigner of the RSS in 1970. When he was working as a Campaigner, he graduated from University of Delhi in 1978 and finished his post graduate from Gujarat University in 1983. His subject was “Political Science” as expected.
Modi got his opportunity to be a member of the RSS when the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was finished. After Modi got some RSS training in Nagpur. This training was an important requirement for getting an official place in the Sangh Parivar. He became a leader of Sangh’s student wing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in Gujarat. He controlled agitations and secret distribution of the Sangh’s guideline as well.
He was also the general secretary of the Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti. His key role was to organize between protesters in the state. On this time, he wrote a book named “Sangharsh ma Gujarat” (Gujarat’s struggle) in Gujarati which records actions, stories as well as his own experiences. The RSS allocated Modi to the BJP in 1985. Modi was chosen as arranging secretary of BJP’s Gujarat unit. It was the remarkable official entry into mainstream political affairs. As a secretary, his brilliant policy was central to BJP’s win in the 1995 state elections. Modi was chosen as National Secretary of BJP in November 1995. Then he moved to New Delhi where he was given responsibility for the party’s actions in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Modi got promotion to the position of general secretary of the BJP in May 1998. At that time, His plans were qualified as being input for winning the 1998 elections. After 4 years he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat State. And after only 13 years he gained the top position of India. An Outstanding Example of “how to be a top leader”.
Modi got lots of Awards in his Political Life. Still now, He got e-Ratna award by the Computer Society of India, Best Chief Minister – In a national review conducted in 2007 by India Today magazine, Narendra Modi was chosen the Best Chief Minister in the country, Asian Winner of the fDi Personality of the Year award for 2009 by fDi magazine, Modi was marked in Time’s 2014 Time 100 list of the most dominant people in the world. Modi (@narendramodi) became the most followed Asian leader on Twitter.
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