Narendra Modi

Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a middle-class family in Vadnagar in Mehsana district of what was then Bombay State (present-day Gujarat), India. He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his wife Heeraben. Modi is a vegetarian. During the Indo-Pak war Modi, then a teenager, volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at railway stations. As a teenager Modi used to run a tea stall with his brother.

Modi completed his schooling in Vadnagar. As a young man, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student organisation and was involved in the anti-corruption Nav Nirman Movement. After working as a full-time organiser for the organisation, he was later nominated as its representative in the Bharatiya Janata Party. 
He holds a master's degree in political science from Gujarat UniversityModi is known for leading a frugal lifestyle. He has a personal staff of three. He is known to be a workaholic and an introvert.

He is a crowd puller as a speaker. Modi wears "business suits to business meetings"Modi was a pracharak (full-timer) in the RSS during his university years. He took up the challenging task of energising the party cadres in right earnest. In partnership with Shankersinh Vaghela, Modi set about creating a strong cadre base in Gujarat. In the initial period, Vaghela was seen as a mass leader, while Modi was recognised as a master strategist. 

This partnership fell apart within a few months, but the BJP came to power with a two-thirds majority on its own in Gujarat in 1995. During this period, Modi was entrusted with the responsibility of organising two crucial national events, the Somnath to Ayodhya Rath Yatra (a political rally through India on a converted Toyota van) of L.K. Advani and a similar march from Kanyakumari (the southernmost part of mainland India, southernmost point of India being Indira point of Andaman and Nicobar islands) to Kashmir in the North. After the exit of Shankarsingh Vaghela from the BJP, Keshubhai Patel was made Chief Minister while Narendra Modi was sent to New Delhi as a General Secretary of the Party.

In 1995, Modi was appointed the National Secretary of the party and given the charge of five major states in India. In 1998, he was promoted as the General Secretary organization), a post he held until October 2001. In 2001, Narendra Modi was chosen by the party to be the Chief Minister of Gujarat to succeed Keshubhai Patel.The burning to death of Hindus by Muslims on board a train triggered off communal riots in Gujarat in February 2002.

Modi had promptly issued shoot at sight orders and called for Army to prevent the riots from worsening, but given the massive reaction to Godhra carnage, the combined strength of Indian army and State Police too proved insufficient, as confirmed by the media reports on 1 March. Modi administration promptly imposed an indefinite curfew in 26 sensitive cities to ensure that riots do not spread, as reported by The Hindu on 1 March. The event triggered widespread communal riots in Gujarat. 

790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were ultimately killed. The Modi administration was accused of insufficient action over the riots and suspected of encouraging them. However, Narendra Ms too said the report did not find any Modi involvement in the violence.The recent report of Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team led by former CBI Chief R.K Raghavan gave clean chit to Gujarat government and noticed that Gujarat Police tried everything to prevent the riots. On Narendra Modi's role the Special Investigation Team report states, “ Law and order review meetings were held by Modi and all the things was done to control the situation... the Army was called on time to contain the communal violence.

Modi was busy with steps to control the situation, establishment of relief camps for riot victims and also with efforts to restore peace and normalcy. In view of the detailed inquiry and satisfactory explanation of the person involved, no criminal case is made out against Narendra Modi.Narendra Modi has inspired team missionbjp by his model of development which includes 24 hrs electricity and clean drinking water even in remotest village of Gujarat.The well connected roads and rain water management has created a new prosperous Gujarat.The nation is waiting for him. 

 

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