Narendra Modi Biography and Life History

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From a Tea Seller to the Prime Minister of World's Largest Democracy - India, life history of Narendra Modi is spell binding. The presentation revisits Biography of Narendra Modi, his Life History and his rise to the most influential person and politician.


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About Modi:

Born 17 September 1950 . 15th  and current  Prime Minister of India . Leader of the   B haratiya Janata Party  (BJP), Member of RSS . Served as Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 , a state where his economic reforms have been highly praised. He is a crowd-puller and his Facebook fan following has crossed 25 million followers, second most followed after US President Obama . About Modi Image Courtesy - http://

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Humble Origins Belongs to the OBC (other backward classes) Ghanchi  (oil-presser) community. 1 During childhood, used to sell tea with his father Damodardas at the Vadnagar railway station. 2 Joined RSS at eight, and became a full-time campaigner of RSS in 1971. 3 Engaged to Jashodaben Chimanlal at age 13, and married at 18, though it was not consummated. 4 Earned an  extramural  degree in  political science  through a distance education course at  Delhi University. 5 Got  Master of Arts  degree in political science from  Gujarat University, in 1983. 6

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Challenges as CM: Gujarat Riots:

Challenges as CM: Gujarat Riots 01 02 Gujarat Riots On 27 February 2002, Muslim arsonists set fire to a train near Godhra, which killed 60 Hindu pilgrims . As a result, A nti-Muslim   violence spread throughout Gujarat. Riot death estimates from 900 to over 2,000, while several thousand more people were injured. The Gujrat government imposed curfews, issued shoot-at-sight orders, and called the army, but was still widely accused of taking insufficient actions. In March 2008, the  Supreme Court constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Godhra riots but found no evidence against Modi. Internal Conflicts: Faced inside party opposition Modi's ideas of governance revolved around privatisation and small government, which was very new for RSS and Modi faced lot of opposition from inside the party. Image Courtesy -

Achievements as Gujarat CM:

Achievements as Gujarat CM Four continuous terms as CM: 2001 – 02, 2002 – 07, 2007 – 12, 2012 – 14. Corruption went down, financial and technological parks were set up. Branded the state as “Vibrant Gujarat” because of its economic development. Succeeded in bringing electricity to every village in Gujarat. From 2001-2010, Gujarat recorded an agricultural  growth rate  of 10.97%, the highest among all Indian states. School drop-out rates declined from 20 percent in 2001 to 2 percent in 2011, maternal mortality declined by 32 percent from 2001 to 2011. Gujarat became a state with no complaints of forcible land acquisition.

From CM to PM candidate:

From CM to PM candidate On 31 st March 2013 w as a ppointed to BJP’s Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party. Appointed Chairman of BJP's Central Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 general elections on 9 th June 2013 . BJP announced Modi as its prime ministerial candidate in September 2013 for the 2014 Lok Sabha election amidst great resistance in the party from senior leaders like L.K.Advani Contested the 2014 general elections from two constituencies, Varanasi and  Vadodara, and won from both His supporters include spiritual leaders  like Ramdev  and  Morari Bapu , and economists Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya .   Economist Amartya Sen, the Nobel Prize laureate, has been one of his big critics. During his campaigning for Prime-ministership, from 15 th Sept 2013 till 10 th May 2014 , he addressed 5827 rallies/events, visiting 25 states.

Won Primeminister-ship:

Won Primeminister-ship Under his leadership, the  Bharatiya Janata Party, won with a clear majority, getting 282 seats and the National Democratic Alliance won getting 336 seats After 1984, it was the first time that the BJP single-handedly won majority seats and formed the government without the support of other parties. The Congress Party, the main opposition party, won only 44 seats and The United Progressive Alliance, won only 58 seats. The 2014 election defeat was the Congress’s worst election defeat in the history of the party. Image Courtesy -

Feathers in his cap:

Feathers in his cap Image Courtesy - 1 Received Best Chief Minister award by India Today in 2007. 2 Social media savvy politician, second most followed leader on Twitter (over 6 million followers) 3 First Indian politician to interact on Google Hangout on 31 st August 2012. 4 Featured in  Time’s 100  list of the most influential people in 2014. 5 Ranked 15 th most Powerful Person in the world by Forbes in 2014.