Narendra Modi is the most famous politician as well as a person in India. Even a small child knows him after all he is the prime minister of the country. Although he is so famous many people still don’t know about his full journey. So let’s know about Narendra Modi Biography here in this blog.
WHAT’S IN HERE FOR YOU ?
- WHO IS NARENDRA MODI ?
- EARLY LIFE OF NARENDRA MODI AND GETTING INTO POLITICS.
- NARENDRA MODI AND GUJARAT RIOTS
- EARLY POLITICAL LIFE OF NARENDRA MODI
- NARENDRA MODI GETTING READY FOR PRIME MINISTERSHIP
- NARENDRA MODI BEING PRIME MINISTER
WHO IS NARENDRA MODI ?
Narendra Modi in full Narendra Damodardas Modi is the Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) currently serving as the prime minister of India since 2014.
He has also been the chief minister of Gujarat state of India. He is the first prime minister of India born after independence from Britishers.
EARLY LIFE OF NARENDRA MODI AND GETTING INTO POLITICS.
Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 in the state of Gujarat, he comes from a very poor family and his father used to sell tea on a railway station. His father’s name was Damodardas Modi and his mother’s name is Hiraben Modi, he was the third child of six children in the family. He used to help his father in selling tea at the vadnagar railway station, later he also helped his brother selling tea at Ahmedabad bus station.
As a student, he was an average child but he was a good debater, he studied in a governmental school in Vadnagar.
He joined RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) at the age of eight, from where he entered mainstream politics.
Narendra Modi ran away from his home in 1967 due to his arranged child marriage with Jashodaben, he was not happy with this decision of his parents. Modi traveled through the Himalayas as Swami Vivekananda was his inspiration.
He returned his home in 1969 but he again left for Ahmedabad as he knew that if he stayed there then again his parents will force him for marriage.
In Ahmedabad, he was selling tea but after the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, he joined RSS as a full-time campaigner, side by side he also completed a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the open university of Delhi.
Laxman Rao Inamdar was the person responsible for introducing him to RSS.
EARLY POLITICAL LIFE OF NARENDRA MODI
In 1975 Indira Gandhi imposed emergency in India and during this time Gujarat was the state where all government opposition leaders were getting together, Modi was given the task of safeguarding those people and also campaigning against government. He performed this task very efficiently and he starts getting promoted in RSS after an emergency in 1977. He was assigned to BJP in 1985.
In 1986 Lal Krishna Advani became president of BJP, and Narendra Modi was selected as organizing secretary of BJP Gujarat, he used to organize all rallies and other works till 1987. One of the most important rallies was Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya. Another important rally was Murli Manohar Joshi’s Ekta Yatra from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
BJP won 1995 Gujrat chief minister elections with a huge margin. At that time there were two big leaders of BJP: Keshu Bhai Patel and Shankar Singh Vaghela. Keshu Bhai Patel was made CM of the state due to which Shankar Singh was offended and started opposing it, he was ready to get back in support if Modi was sent out of Gujarat. Modi was made general secretary of Delhi BJP.
In 2001 due to Keshu Bhai Patel’s deteriorating health and his ineffectiveness in the handling of state after earthquakes BJP started looking for the next potential candidate and Narendra Modi was perfect and became the face of BJP’s Gujarat CM for 2002.
NARENDRA MODI AND GUJARAT RIOTS
Before elections of 2002, terrorists burnt the Sabarmati train full of Ayodhya pilgrims near Godhra due to which sixty people were killed on 27 February 2002. After this, there were communal riots in all Gujarat and it is claimed that the Modi government didn’t take any step to stop the riots, however, Modi gave a statement of ‘on the spot’ shooting of any rioter.
After this BJP’s senior leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee started hating Narendra Modi and he wanted him to resign the CM post of party. Before the party’s official demand of resignation Modi, himself gave resignation. But as he declared this many people came in support of him including Arun Jaitley. As a result, the resignation was not accepted as Atal Bihari thought the situation will only get worsen by this.
After this BJP won the elections with a huge majority and Modi became CM of Gujarat. His works for the state are termed as the Gujarat model of development.
NARENDRA MODI GETTING READY FOR PRIME MINISTERSHIP
For 2009 general elections Lal Krishna Advani was the face of BJP for prime minister candidate. But in 2009 BJP lose in elections miserably due to which BJP though they need a new candidate.
In 2012 Narendra Modi won by a huge majority in Gujarat. After this it was clear that Modi was that next candidate for BJP who can create magic. BJP started campaigning in full force with a lot of rallies and slogans.
When the results of the 2014 general elections came out, BJP was the clear winner. After 1984 BJP was the first party to came in full majority. And Narendra Modi became prime minister of India.
He was sworn in as prime minister of India on 26 May 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. He fought elections from two constituencies; Vadodara and Varanasi.
NARENDRA MODI BEING PRIME MINISTER
Narendra Modi came in power on the promise of development and right after coming to power he started launching schemes focused on privatization and liberalization of the Indian economy. He introduced labor reforms to lucrative private companies but laborers were unhappy with his.
He made India’s foreign direct investment policies simpler for several industries but then it is blamed that it would destroy the domestic market. Modi also focused on the make in India campaign to attract foreign investments.
On 2 October 2014, Modi launched the swatch Bharat mission which included the elimination of open defecation and manual scavenging. It was a success.
In June 2015 Modi launched ‘housing for all by 2022’ program and a program to develop 100 smart cities.
Two important decisions of the Modi government was demonetization and the introduction of GST.
On 9 November 2016, Modi came live on TV at 8 pm and announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will get demonetized from the next day. It was a very brave decision to curb corruption, black money, and terrorism. This decision was great but its implementation was horrible as poor people had to face many problems.after demonetization there was a sudden spike of digital transactions in the country and also the number of income tax returns filed were increased by 25%.
GST was introduced to replace a large number of indirect taxes from a single tax, it was important to implement as earlier there was a cascading effect of the tax. After GST although there was an increase in government collection of tax and also large industries got benefitted from this but small and unorganized businesses were disrupted due to this.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana launched on 23 September 2018 was an ambitious scheme to provide health insurance to poor and middle-class people.
Narendra Modi has an excellent foreign policy, to counter china India focused on neighborhood first policy. He also invited SAARC nations to his sworn-in ceremony.
Modi also increased the defense budgets and now India is very harsh against terrorism. India has done many counter-attack via surgical strikes on Pakistan.
In 2019 it was again time for general elections and his only prime opponent was Rahul Gandhi. this time again Modi won by an even larger margin than in 2014. BJP was the first party in the world to form the government for the second term after the implementation of GST in the first term.
Upon returning to power he took more brave decisions such as revoking of article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir due to which it loses its special status. He also removed teen talaq by Muslim men as a criminal offense.
Then he introduced the most controversial act of CAA (citizenship amendment act), there were countrywide protests against this bill.
During the first term of the prime minister, there was a rapid rise growth rate of India’s GDP but during the second term, the growth rate was decreasing. it is claimed that it is a combined effect of the trade war, cyclic recession, demonetization, and GST. The government introduced a deep cut in corporate taxes and also a merger of banks to increase the growth rate but this growth rate is still reducing due to coronavirus disease and the Modi government is doing its best to fight the disease and bring back the economy on track.
He also admires Mahatma Gandhi and his principles, If you enjoyed Narendra Modi biography also check out our blog on Mahatma Gandhi.
Narendra Modi is a great personality as well as a great PM, he is one of the most famous political leaders of the world. Many people hate him and that’s okay, but we all have to respect him after all he is the PM of our nation. He is a hard-working guy, and we must learn it from him.
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Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi
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As a PM he live at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.