Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014.
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Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the longest serving prime minister from outside the Indian National Congress.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed having to work as a child in his father's tea stall in the Vadnagar railway station, which has not been reliably corroborated.
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At age 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was married to Jashodaben Chimanlal Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he abandoned soon after.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted he had travelled in northern India for two years after leaving his parental home, visiting a number of religious centres, but few details of his travels have emerged.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has been considered complicit in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which 1044 people were killed, three-quarters of whom were Muslim, or otherwise criticised for its management of the crisis.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election which gave the party a majority in the lower house of Indian parliament, the Lok Sabha, the first time for any single party since 1984.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has tried to raise foreign direct investment in the Indian economy and reduced spending on healthcare, education, and social welfare programmes.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a high-profile sanitation campaign, controversially initiated a demonetisation of high-denomination banknotes and a transformation of the taxation regime, and weakened or abolished environmental and labour laws.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi oversaw the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received consistently high approval ratings during his tenure.
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Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a Gujarati Hindu family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's family belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli community, which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967, where teachers described him as an average student and a keen gifted debater, with interest in theatre.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi preferred playing larger-than-life characters in theatrical productions, which has influenced his political image.
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When eight years old, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was introduced to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and began attending its local shakhas.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent the ensuing two years travelling across Northern and North-eastern India, though few details of where he went have emerged.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained only a short time at each, since he lacked the required college education.
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Sometime in late 1969 or early 1970, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Vadnagar for a brief visit before leaving again for Ahmedabad.
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Shortly before the war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a non-violent protest against the Indian government in New Delhi, for which he was arrested ; this has been cited as a reason for Inamdar electing to mentor him.
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In 1978 Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the School of Open Learning at the University of Delhi, graduating with a third class.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced to go underground in Gujarat and frequently travelled in disguise to avoid arrest.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi became involved in printing pamphlets opposing the government, sending them to Delhi and organising demonstrations.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was involved with creating a network of safe houses for individuals wanted by the government, and in raising funds for political refugees and activists.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi became an RSS sambhag pracharak in 1978, overseeing RSS activities in the areas of Surat and Vadodara, and in 1979 he went to work for the RSS in Delhi, where he was put to work researching and writing the RSS's version of the history of the Emergency.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to electoral politics in 1994, partly at the insistence of Advani, and as party secretary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's electoral strategy was considered central to the BJP victory in the 1995 state assembly elections.
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In making a public statement after the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared it a terrorist attack planned and orchestrated by local Muslims.
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Contrary to the SIT's position, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be prosecuted based on the available evidence.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi he made significant use of anti-Muslim rhetoric during his campaign, and the BJP profited from religious polarisation among the voters.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi framed the criticism of his government for human rights violations as an attack upon Gujarati pride, a strategy which led to the BJP winning two-thirds of the seats in the state assembly.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Maninagar constituency, defeating INC candidate Yatin Oza.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a foreword to a 2014 textbook by Dinanath Batra, which stated that ancient India possessed technologies including test-tube babies.
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In 2007 Prime Minister Narendra Modi authored Karmayog, a 101-page booklet discussing manual scavenging.
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In July 2007 Modi completed 2,063 consecutive days as chief minister of Gujarat, making him the longest-serving holder of that post.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the constituency of Maninagar, defeating Shweta Bhatt of the INC.
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Governments led by Patel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi supported NGOs and communities in the creation of groundwater-conservation projects.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi government finished the process of bringing electricity to every village in Gujarat that its predecessor had almost completed.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi significantly changed the state's system of power distribution, greatly impacting farmers.
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Gujarat had a high rate of economic growth in the 1990s, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, and some scholars have stated that growth did not much accelerate during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure.
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Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat topped the World Bank's "ease of doing business" rankings among Indian states for two consecutive years.
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In September 2013 Modi was named the BJP's candidate for prime minister ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a dominant role in the BJP's election campaign.
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Several people who voted for the BJP stated that if Modi had not been the prime-ministerial candidate, they would have voted for another party.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi projected himself as a person who could bring about "development, " without focus on any specific policies.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message found support among young Indians and among middle-class citizens.
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The BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was able to downplay concerns about the protection of religious minorities and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to secularism, areas in which he had previously received criticism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet announcing his victory was described as being emblematic of the political realignment away from a secular, socialist state towards capitalism and Hindu cultural nationalism.
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On 13 October 2018, Modi was named the BJP candidate for prime minister for the 2019 general election.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Main Bhi Chowkidar campaign ahead of the general election, against Chowkidar Chor Hai campaign slogan of INC.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi made defence and national security among the foremost topics for the election campaign, especially after Pulwama attack, and the retaliatory attack of Balakot airstrike was counted as an achievement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi contested the Lok Sabha elections as a candidate from Varanasi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the seat by defeating Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, who fought on SP-BSP alliance by a margin of 479,505 votes.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister born after India's independence from the British Empire in 1947.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his second term after the National Democratic Alliance won again in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
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In December 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi abolished the Planning Commission, replacing it with the National Institution for Transforming India, or NITI Aayog.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi government launched investigations by the Intelligence Bureau against numerous civil society organisations and foreign non-governmental organisations in the first year of the administration.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India programme, with the goal of ensuring that government services are available electronically, building infrastructure to provide high-speed Internet access to rural areas, boosting manufacturing of electronic goods in the country, and promoting digital literacy.
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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration made numerous changes in government-approved history textbooks.
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On 5 August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ayodhya after the Supreme Court in 2019 ordered a contested land in Ayodhya to be handed over to a trust to build the Hindu temple and ordered the government to give alternate 5 acre land to Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of building a mosque.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi and Hanuman Garhi.
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Economic policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government focused on privatisation and liberalisation of the economy, based on a neoliberal framework.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi liberalised India's foreign direct investment policies, allowing more foreign investment in several industries, including in defence and the railways.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration passed a land-reform bill that allowed it to acquire private agricultural land without conducting a social impact assessment, and without the consent of the farmers who owned it.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government put in place the Goods and Services Tax, the biggest tax reform in the country since independence.
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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government launched New Health Policy in January 2015.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised his government's efforts at sanitation as a means of ensuring good health.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi made several overtures to the United States, including multiple visits to that country.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration gave renewed attention to India's "Look East Policy", instituted in 1991.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged aid of $900 million to Afghanistan, visited the nation twice and been honoured with the nation's highest civilian honour in 2016.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to be "tough on Pakistan" during his election campaign, and repeatedly stated that Pakistan was an exporter of terrorism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed an agreement with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in December 2021 to extend military technical cooperation.
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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government struck a deal with Russia, buying the S-400 missile system, an anti-missile striking system thereby constructing much stronger ties and relationship between the two nations.
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At the COP26 conference Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would target carbon neutrality by 2070, and expand its renewable energy capacity.
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Vegetarian and teetotaler, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a frugal lifestyle and is a workaholic and introvert.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintains a close relationship with his centenarian mother, Hiraben.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been called a fashion-icon for his signature crisply ironed, half-sleeved kurta, as well as for a suit with his name embroidered repeatedly in the pinstripes that he wore during a state visit by US President Barack Obama, which drew public and media attention and criticism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personality has been variously described by scholars and biographers as energetic, arrogant, and charismatic.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had published a Gujarati book titled Jyotipunj in 2008, containing profiles of various RSS leaders.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi authored eight other books, mostly containing short stories for children.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has relied upon his reputation as a politician able to bring about economic growth and "development".
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In March 2012 and June 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time Magazine, one of the few Indian politicians to have done so.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded Indian of the Year by CNN-News18 news network in 2014.
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In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked the 13th Most Influential Person in the World by Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked fifth on Fortune Magazines first annual list of the "World's Greatest Leaders" in 2015.
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In 2016, a wax statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize in recognition of "his dedication to improving international co-operation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts".
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In 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among eight world leaders awarded the parodic Ig Nobel Prize in Medical Education "for using the COVID-19 viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can".
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