Narendra Modi, in full Narendra Damodardas Modi, (born September 17, 1950, Vadnagar, India), Indian politician and government official who rose to become a senior leader of the BJP.
Political career :
Modi joined the BJP in 1987. He was instrumental in greatly strengthening the party’s presence in the state in succeeding years
In 1990 Modi was one of the BJP members who participated in a coalition government in the state. And he helped the BJP achieve success in the 1995 state legislative assembly elections that in March allowed the party . To form the first-ever BJP-controlled government in India.
In October 2001 he replaced the incumbent Gujarat chief minister, fellow BJP member Keshubhai Patel. After Patel had been held responsible for the state government’s poor response . In the aftermath of the massive Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat earlier that year that killed more than 20,000 people.
Early life :
Narendra Modi was born on 17 September, 1950 in Vadnagar, Gujarat to a lower-middle-class family of grocers. He has proved that success has nothing to do with caste, creed or where a person belongs to.
He joined the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization in the early 1970s and set up a unit of the RSS’s students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in his area.
More about Modi :
In addition, his and the party’s electoral performances helped advance Modi’s position as not only the most-influential leader within the party but also a potential candidate for prime minister of India.
In June 2013 Modi was chosen the leader of the BJP’s campaign for the 2014 elections to the Lok Sabha. He and the party were victorious, with the BJP winning a clear majority of seats in the chamber. Modi was sworn in as prime minister on May 26, 2014.