About Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi is Indian political personality and the present Prime Minister of India since 2014.
Narendra Modi was born on 17th September 1950 in Vadnagar, Bombay State, India as Narendra Damodardas Modi to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi.
He was raised in a family of a total of six children belonging to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli community. His father used to sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station whereas the mother was a homemaker.
Modi mostly uses to help his father in his work and then also started a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus. He completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967 where he was introduced by his teacher as an average student having a great interest in theatre.
He was highly influenced by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 8 and became a regular attendee of their training sessions.
He even met his mentor Lakshmanrao Inamdar in these sessions and some other leaders of Bharatiya Jana Sangh; Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathalal Jaghda who later became the founding members of BJP’s Gujarat unit.
In 1967, he left out his home after some family tension that arose on rejecting the arrange marriage relationship of him to Jashodaben.
He then decided to visit Hindu ashrams founded by Swami Vivekananda traveling all across Northern and North-eastern India.
He returned back to Vadnagar and stayed with his uncle working with him in the canteen for a short while and then went for Ahmedabad to work as a campaigner for the RSS under Inamdar.
He later decided to complete his left out education and went for a Bachelor degree in arts in political science from the School of Open Learning at the University of Delhi in 1978 followed by earning his Master of Arts from Gujarat University through distance learning program.
His political career started up during the time of Emergency in India that lasted from 1975 to 1977. He was positioned as general secretary of the Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti which was generally meant to oppose the decision of emergency in the country but the RSS was banned in the country and he has to go underground to avoid arrest.
He then started with demonstrations and raising out the voice of the public by printing pamphlets against the government. His efforts contributed to strengthening his position in future Indian politics. He joined BJP in 1985 where he worked as an organizational secretary in 1987. He then went for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections and came out as a winner. In 1990, he contributed his full efforts in organizing Ayodhya Rath Yatra by L.K. Advani and Ekta Yatra by Murli Manohar Joshi in the following year.
In 1995, BJP managed to make government in Gujarat and he was relocated to New Delhi as BJP’s National Secretary to conduct and handle various activities in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
In 1998 he helped out his party to win Lok Sabha elections by solving out internal disputes and in 2002 he ran for Gujarat assembly elections winning the seat from Rajkot-II and turning out as the face of chief minister of Gujarat.
This win didn’t last long as Gujarat riots occurred and he has to step down from the position but soon after that, he got re-elected for the same position in December 2002.
Under his tenure, he showed through his work the economic development, put forth attractive investments in businesses of the state and remained at the position until 2014 when he was chosen as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The part ran for the historical win with 282 of 534 seats in the 2014 elections and he became the prime minister of India.
After becoming prime minister he has worked on many ambitious projects and programs like Swachch Bharat, Make in India and Clean Ganga, etc. Even he has put many efforts to strengthen ties with neighboring countries.
He was put in a marital relationship at a very young age to Jashodaben which he rejected to obey after he graduated from high school.
In 2015, he was considered in the list of the second most followed politician on Twitter and Facebook by Time Magazine.
It is estimated to be around $220,000.