The Prime Minister of India and ruling BJP leader Narendra Modi was born in 1950. He has been the Prime Minister of India since 2014. Modi is considered one of the most powerful people in the history of modern India. Before becoming the Prime Minister, Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He is the only Congress leader to have twice ruled India with a majority.
Born into a Gujarati family in Bhadnagar, Modi used to sell tea as a child. (However, there is controversy over this.) At the age of eight, he joined the Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). She married Yashodaven Chimanlal at an early age, but left home after completing her higher education.
In this context, Modi visited various places of pilgrimage in India, including Muktinath in Nepal. He became a full-time RSS activist in 1971. He also went underground for some time in 1975, when India was in crisis. The RSS appointed him to the BJP in 1985 with party responsibilities, and he held various positions before becoming general secretary in 2001.
In 2001, Keshubhai Patel was in poor health, and at the same time there was an earthquake in Bhuj. As a result, Modi lost his popularity and was appointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Shortly afterwards, he won the Assembly elections.
His administration has been accused of playing a role in inciting the 2002 Gujarat riots and failing to manage them. There was also an issue in this regard. However, a special investigation team appointed by India’s Supreme Court found no evidence that Modi was personally guilty. During his tenure, economic growth in Gujarat was encouraging. However, he is accused of failing to improve health, poverty and the teaching sector.
After the BJP won a majority in the 2014 general elections, Modi became the prime minister of the central government. He has played a role in attracting foreign investment. But budgets for health and social programs have been cut. Modi has also tried to improve India’s bureaucracy.
He is running for a second term as prime minister after the BJP won a majority in the 2019 general election for the second time in a row. Some of the steps taken by Modi in his second term have been controversial. For example, the decision to revoke the status of Jammu and Kashmir as a special state, the decision to split Ladda into a separate state, the Citizenship Amendment Bill and the arrest of opposition party leaders and activists, liberals and intellectuals.