Narendra Modi has envisaged for putting Gujarat on the global map and he is on the way. Today he is the longest serving chief minister of Gujarat.
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17th September 1950 in a middle class family in Vadnagar. He was the third child of the Damodardas Moolchan Modi and his wife Heeraben.
He joined Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS) in his early childhood and also started work for Bhartiya Jananta Party in his young. By his unique leadership he is to turn Gujarat on the global map, which has been envisaged by him. His life is full of controversy and struggle. In fact his personality is just a mixture of some unusual things, which makes him some thing separate.
From his teenage he has confronted many odds and obstacles in his life. Modi used to run a tea stall with his brother in his teenage. He completed his school education in Vaadnagar and earned a Master Degree in Political Science from Gujarat University. Modi know how to change the difficulties into opportunities and when he joined college and University for the higher education, he continued his education after all the difficulties in his way of life. Modi completed his post graduation in Political Science and attached with Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS). During his journey with RSS he played major role and imbibed the spirit of selflessness, social responsibility, dedication and nationalism, which changes his life ahead.
During emergency he remained underground and performed his stints provided to him and opposed the moves of then govt. restrictions. He joined BJP in 1987 and entered into main politics. Within a year he reached to the level of General Secretary of Gujarat Unit. Due to his motivational and energetic image he was provided to task of energizing the party cadres in right earnest. After many struggle and taking political mileage state BJP come in power in 1995 and since then it is in power.
Then Chief Minister Keshu Bhai patel had resigned from his post due to defeat of party in by-election and Narendra Modi took the charge of Chief Minister of Gujarat in October in 2001. When Modi took over the charge of Gujarat, its economy was reeling under the adverse effects of several natural calamities including an earthquake in January 2001. However Modi fought with all the odds and made the state in one of the leading states in India. He has made much achievement during this time and noticed many national and international acclaim.
Apart from the natural calamities occurred in 2001, he has to face the Godhra and Gujarat riots in 2002, which began a blot on his developmental icon. He has to face criticism from many sections for not handling the situations and even NDA allies like DMK and TDP in the central govt. demanded his resignation. At last Modi submitted his resignation and state has to face new election. After the riot it was forecasted that Modi's comeback would be difficult but results declared shown that he got 127 seats out of 182 in the 10th State assembly election held.
In 2007 state assembly election, once again he repeated his performance and got 122 seats and now he is the longest serving chief minister of Gujarat.
Modi is the person who is devoted to his goal completely and leaves no stone unturned to achieve this. Generally his decision irked his own supporter but his dedication towards the Gujarat don's cared them. It is said that he ordered the demolition of many Hindu temples, which were not built with the proper govt. sanctions. However this move was criticised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad at that time.
He has envisaged putting Gujarat on the global map and he has done so. His campaign Vibrant Gujarat has lured many investors in the state and even top entrepreneurs are bound to praise his leadership and see him as the Prime Minister of India.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today said that the "industry of red tape" thrives on doubt, while the "road with red carpet" is built on trust.
PM Narendra Modi and President greets the people on the occasion of Luxembourg National Day.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission at a high-level meeting comprising top officers of the Ministries of Urban Development, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, NITI Aayog and PMO.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that even as his 2-day visit to Bangladesh was ending, he felt the real journey begins now.
PM Narendra Modi plants the sapling of "Kadamb" on the occasion of World Environment Day at the Race Course Road lawns.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Pakistan should extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.
PM Modi described Governments of 29 states and Union Government as 'Team India' and said that this team will take India forward.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today made an emotional appeal to left-wing extremists to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream of development. Addressing a large public gathering at Dantewada.
Prime Minister to Launch Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) AND The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) today - 9th May 2015 at Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his tribute to Shri Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today spoke to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shri Nawaz Sharif, who had called to express condolences at the loss of lives in various parts of India due to the recent earthquake.
Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister for External Affairs and Shri Shripad Naik, MoS(IC) M/o AYUSH launched the logo for International Day of Yoga here today.
Two major earth quakes jolted Nepal and other parts of India. Due to quakes historic Dharahara Tower collapses in Nepal and hundreds of people are feared to be trapped.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today urged Panchayat members to work with a five-year vision with concrete development plans to bring about positive changes in their village.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his tribute to the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in the presence of Prime Ministers of India and France during the visit Shri Narendra Modi to France, for establishing an Institute for frontier Marine Science & Technology Research in the five years.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Saturday made a strong pitch for India's permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council, and expressed confidence that the world would soon recognize and accept India's capabilities.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said, India, which has had a long tradition of living in harmony with nature, should lead the global fight against climate change.
On the occasion of the Mahavir Jayanti PM Narendra Modi posted a message on his Twitter account remembering the message of Lord Mahavir.
PM Narendra Modi Congratulated the Australian cricket team for yet another World Cup victory.
PM Modi twitted about his tours to the France, Germany and Canada from 10th April 2015 to 16th April, 2015.
PM launches a campaign to voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy and name the it "Give it up" campaign.
Keeping aside all the speculations of opposition and its rumours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government was only removing the 'shortcomings' in the existing legislation so that 'our farmers don't suffer'. He said that the present'bill is aimed at the welfare of farmers and villages.
PM Modi said that the MNREGA is the living example of Congress failure and this program won?t be discontinued.
The US President, Mr. Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi today at Air port.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the fellow citizens and Election Commission of India on National Voters Day. PM has also congratulated all officials and all those, who will be awarded today, for their campaigns towards voter education and awareness.
PM Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati puja. PM posted the greetings on his twitter account.
PM Narendra Modi, Chairing a high-level review on tribal welfare on Tuesday, described the tribal communities of India as a great force for national development.
PM Modi is today starting off the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly pools in New Delhi, Today.
The much hyped campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi commonly known as 'Make in India' has achieved a glorious success as it has become milestone on the social networking platform.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles death of passengers of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing while flying from Indonesia to Singapore.
The suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists killed at least 40 people in the Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has condemned the killing of innocent people in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar in Assam.
Indian Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan meets PM Modi in Delhi, today. However no details of the meeting is available. Big B is the brand ambassador of Gujarat. PM Modi was the Chief Minister of the Gurjat State earlier.
Google has released the list of the most searched words on the Google in the year 2014. In the list of the people Sunny Leone tops in the rank followed by Narendra Modi.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu told reporters that one is among the hostages inside the outside Lindt cafe in Sydney.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched his election campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, addressing an election rally in Kishtwar .
Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay has said that Delhi Dialogue is the latest event of Aam Aadmi Party. Delhi has seen many such events in last 3 years including a Janta Darbar event from
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India's support for a new global standard on automatic exchange of information, which would be instrumental in getting information about unaccounted money hoarded abroad and enable it's eventual repatriation.
PM Narendra Modi selected Jayapur village in Varanasi for development of this village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).
PM Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah launched the BJP Membership campaign on Saturday in New Delhi. This is the BJP's ambitious campaign to triple the BJP's numbers from the current 35 million.
PM Modi today addressed the nation on the All India Radio and asked the people to make the 'Swachh Bharat' a success. He also promised to bring the back money back home.
PM Narendra Modi hosted Diwali Milan for NDA MPs, he said "Let us think far. Let us think big. Let us think above politics to chart a new course for the country".
24th October is celebrated as the United Nations Day and the organisation recommends this day as a public holiday.
Today, Defence minister Arun Jaitley warned Pakistan against 'unaffordable adventurism'. This is the first interaction of Arun Jaitley with media after begin discharged from AIIMS.
People are celebrating the Vijyadashmi today in India. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the Nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi.
Today, PM Narendra Modi reached at New York Palace Hotel in US. He will be on the official 5-day visit and tomorrow he will deliver his speech in UN General Assembly(UNGA) tomorrow during his three-day stay in New York.
India's first mission to the Mars is successfully as the spacecraft is successfully placed in the orbit of the Mars. This mission is very important as India places the spacecraft in the Mars orbit in first attempt.
New DelhiAhmedabad, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Gujarat government defended the police action saying it was out of 'compulsion'.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. MPs condemned the incident and demanded justice for Kishor.
Ahmedabad/Mumbai, May 1 (ANI): Maharashtra and Gujarat hailed May Day as the day of their formation. On this day in 1960, the erstwhile state of Bombay was divided into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should contemplate why the United States is still not in favour of giving him a visa.
Kathmandu, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Five years ago on this very day, Nepal witnessed a great change in its history. The ultimate power was handed over to the Nepalese people by the then King.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who is facing charges of pressurising his subordinate to make a false statement before the SIT on the alleged inaction of the state government during the 2002 riots.
Giving a major relief to a suspended Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, Sanjiv Bhatt, facing charges of pressurising his official driver to make a false statement in connection with the alleged inaction of the Narendra Modi government during the 2002 riots in the state, the Supreme Court of India Friday stayed the trial against him.......
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, facing charges of pressurising his official driver to make a false statement in connection with the alleged inaction of the Narendra Modi government during the 2002 riots in the state.
Anand, Apr 20 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his opposition to the meat exports.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost economic growth by around 1.5 percent, Adi Godrej, president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), said Thursday.
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) A 600 MW solar power park, touted as Asia's first and largest, was Thursday dedicated to the nation by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Patan district, in a boost to India's efforts towards low carbon growth.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to come into effect from April 1, 2013 as the centre is open to the concerns of the states, Sushil Modi, chairman of empowered committee of state finance ministers, said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meet scheduled to take place on May 5 will be a litmus test for the UPA Government at the Centre, as some non-Congress Chief Ministers continue to oppose the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that only some states harbor mistrust against the Central Government.
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Welcoming the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) move to reduce the reverse purchase (repo) rate by 50 basis points and other features of the monetary policy unveiled Tuesday, bankers are of the view that the interest rates on bulk deposits would come down and there will be a time lag between reduction in interest rate on normal deposits and that on advances.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident about getting the states to agree to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but regretted that some states were harbouring mistrust towards the central government which was blocking setting up of the key anti-terror intelligence hub.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident that the differences between non-Congress ruled states and the centre over setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will be resolved at the May 5 meeting of chief ministers.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday met her Odisha and Gujarat counterparts, Naveen Patnaik and Narendra Modi, leading to speculation about their joining hands on the issue of federalism and firming up opposition to the central government's policies, particularly the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Monday accused Gujarat and Tamil Nadu chief ministers of making "undignified comments" in their speeches at the chief ministers' meet here on internal security.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday lambasted the central government for not taking them into confidence on key security issues, citing the example of the proposed NCTC, an anti-terror intelligence agency whose powers the states fear will infringe on their rights.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Odisha met on the sidelines of the chief ministers meet on internal security Monday, leading to speculation that they were firming up opposition to the central government's policies, particularly the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
The Centre government is creating an atmosphere of distrust between the Centre and states by providing police power to Central paramilitary forces and investigating agencies, as according to proposed provisions, the central investigating agencies including National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) can directly raid, arrest or take any kind of action without informing to states government........
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was against federalism even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to them saying the issue will be discussed separately May 5.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of "creating an atmosphere of distrust" with the states through its move to give police powers to central paramilitary forces and investigating agencies.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday alleged that the central government's move to give police powers to the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, the Railway Protection Force and the Border Security Force were creating an atmosphere of distrust with the state.
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Slamming the Central Government in the recent controversies with the army, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that tensions between the civil and military wings are bound to adversely impact the internal security of the country.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured the chief ministers that he would hold a separate meeting with them May 5 to discuss the controversial proposal to set up a National Counter Terrorism Centre.
A crucial meet of Chief Ministers of all states is set to begin today in New Delhi for discussing on country's internal security concern and strengthening intelligence capabilities and border securities......
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The central government and chief ministers will Monday discuss the internal security situation in the country in the backdrop of recent high-profile abductions by the Maoists in Odisha to secure release of prisoners and the need to strengthen counter terrorism capabilities and intelligence apparatus.
Patna, Apr 14 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday expressed relief over reconciliation on anti-migrant rhetoric made by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.
Narendra Modi's career provides a classic example of how a kinky ideology can thwart political ambitions in a pluralistic society. Yet, when the same ideological outlook enabled him to scale the heights of political power by winning the 2002 assembly elections in Gujarat, the chief minister must have presumed that even greater successes were in store for him.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many Chinese firms are in talks with Indian companies, mostly in sectors like food processing, alternative energy, auto components and machinery tools, to form joint ventures and expand their businesses.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the restriction on cotton exports would have an adverse impact on farmers.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the restriction on cotton exports would have an adverse impact on farmers.
Now there is a big relief for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots has gave a clean chit to him
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots Tuesday gave a clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gulberg massacre case, leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to demand that the 'vilification campaign' against him should stop and the Congress retorting that there was proof enough of the killings during the riots.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for issuing mass transfer orders of 68 administrative officials in the state including Indian Police Service (IPS) personnel, the Congress party has said that the event is an example of panic on the former's part.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After a special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Tuesday the "vilification campaign" against him should stop.
A magistrate court in Ahmedabad today asked Supreme Court appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) team to deliver a copy of its final report to the complainant Zakia Jafri, who had asked SIT to give her a copy of Gulbarg Society Massacre Case in 2002 in which SIT had given clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 57 others accused in the connection of Gujarat riots 2002.......
Ahmedabad, Apr 10 (ANI): The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case.
Ahmedabad, April 9 (IANS) A special trial court here Monday acquitted 23 people, but also convicted 23 for the massacre of 23 people in Ode village of Anand district during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Wellington, Apr 5(ANI): Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns has said he feels "complete vindication" and added that he is ready to resume playing cricket and lead a normal life in Canberra, after a two-year battle to clear his reputation of match-fixing accusations.
London, Apr 5(ANI): Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns is not surprised over former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's decision to appeal against the libel case, but he is reserving further comment until more details about the appeal are revealed.
Ahmedabad, Apr 5 (ANI): Highlighting the recent spate of crimes in Gujarat, the state Congress chief, Arjun Modhvadia, accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi of misusing the state police.
You may have admiration for the IPL opening ceremony but there is a man who is not impressed with this glamorous extravaganza. The man is none other than Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi was not impressed with the glamorous opening ceremony of the Twenty20 league in Chennai.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a meeting of chief ministers on May 5 to discuss setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ex-New Zealand captain Chris Cairns, an aide said.