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Narendra Modi
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14th Prime Minister of India
Assumed office
26 May 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind
Pranab Mukherjee
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Preceded by Manmohan Singh
14th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
7 October 2001 – 22 May 2014
Governor
Preceded by Keshubhai Patel
Succeeded by Anandiben Patel
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
5 June 2014
Preceded by Murli Manohar Joshi
Constituency Varanasi
Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly
In office
1 January 2002 – 16 May 2014
Preceded by Kamlesh Patel
Succeeded by Suresh Patel
Constituency Maninagar
Personal details
Born
Narendra Damodardas Modi

(1950-09-17) 17 September 1950 (age 71)
Vadnagar, Bombay State, India
(present-day Gujarat)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s) Jashodaben Modi (m. 1968; estranged)
Residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Alma mater University of Delhi (BA)
Gujarat University (MA)
Awards List of state honours
Signature Signature of Narendra Modi (Hindi).svg
Website

Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician. He is the current Prime Minister of India serving since 2014. He was the 14th Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat. Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in May 2014. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Early life

He was born into a Hindu Gujarati family in Vadnagar. As a child, Narendra Modi used to help his Father, who ran a tea stall at Vadnagar railway station. Later, he and his brother ran a tea stall of their own at a bus terminus.

In 1978 Modi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from School of Open Learning at University of Delhi, graduating with a third class. Five years later, in 1983, he received a Master of Arts degree in political science from Gujarat University, as an external distance learning student.

Chief Minister of Gujarat

Modi was appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. Modi was elected to the legislative assembly soon after. His administration oversaw the 2002 Gujarat riots, and he was criticized on how he handled it. His policies as chief minister, saw economic growth. His administration has been criticised for failing to fix health, poverty and education indices in the state. However, has also been praised for the development of infrastructure and transportation in the state.

Prime Minister

Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election which gave the party a majority in the Indian lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, the first time for any single party since 1984. He soon became Prime Minister of India.

PM Modi's administration has tried to raise foreign investment in the Indian economy and cut spending on healthcare and social welfare programmes. Moreover, The Modi government has also amendments to existing environmental and labour laws.

Following his party's victory in the 2019 general election, introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act, which resulted in widespread protests across the country.

PM Modi has been a controversial politician over his Hindu nationalist beliefs and his role during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

As a Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has had high approval ratings. In early 2017, a survey from Pew Research Center showed Modi to be the most popular figure in Indian politics.

Personal life

In 1968, he married Jashodaben. However, the couple has been separated. Narendra has a close relationship with his mother, Hiraben. He is a vegetarian.

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