Narendra Modi’s Biography, Net Worth, political life, and achievements

Narendra Modi Biography

Narendra Modi, full name Narendra Damodardas Modi, the 14th and present prime minister of India, was born on September 17, 1950, in Vadnagar, a small town in northeastern Gujarat.

He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and a parliament member of Varanasi. He worked for a long as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteer and is still affiliated with the organization.  

Narendra Modi represents the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Modi completed his secondary education there and helped his father sell tea at the local railway station. He knew about RSS at age eight.

Narendra left home after high school because of a Child marriage with Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi. He traveled around India for two years and visited many religious centers before returning to Gujarat. 

Narendra became a full-time volunteer for RSS in 1971, and RSS assigned him to BJP in 1985. He became General Security of the BJP in 2001; he held several positions within the party hierarchy. 

In 2001, after Keshubhai Patel’s failing health and poor public image following the earthquake in Bhuj, Modi was appointed as chief minister of Gujarat. 

In 2014, Modi led the BJP general election, which gave the party a majority in the Indian Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, for the first time for any single party since 1984. He centralized power by abolishing the Planning Commission to improve efficiency in the bureaucracy.

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Narendra Modi

After initiating a controversial demonetization of high-denomination banknotes, Modi began a high-profile sanitation campaign and weakened or abolished environmental and labor laws.

After he is the party’s victory in the 2019 general election, his administration revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Early Life and Education

Narendra Modi was born in a Gujarati Hindu family on September 17, 1950. Among six children, he was the third child of Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi.

Modi family was categorized by interest and the Other Backward Class by the Indian government because Modi belonged to the Modh Ghanchi Teli. Mayawati falsely accused him that he added his caste to the Other Backward Class (OBC) list as a political tool.

In childhood, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station; later, he started a tea stall near a bus terminus with his brother. In 1967, Modi completed his secondary education at Vadnagar.

He preferred life characters to theatrical productions, which influenced his political image.

Modi attended local shakhas (training sessions) run by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in his eight years of life.

There, Modi met Lakshmanrao Inamdar, popularly known as Vakil Saheb, who inducted him as a junior volunteer in the RSS and became his political mentor.

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Narendra Modi

During his training in RSS, he met Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathalal Jaghda, founding members of the BJP in the Gujarat unit, in 1980.

A custom traditional to his caste, the Modi family arranged a marriage to a girl, Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, when they were teenagers. After his marriage, Modi left home obligations implicit in the custom; the couple decided to live separately. 

Modi spent two years traveling across Northern and North-eastern India, visiting Hindu ashrams founded by Swami Vivekananda: the Belur Math. Vivekananda has a significant influence on his life.

Modi renewed his relationship with Inamdar, based at the RSS headquarters. In 1971, after the Indo-Pakistani War, he became a full-time campaigner for the RSS, and he stopped working for his uncle then. 

Modi completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Open Learning at the University of Delhi in 1978 and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Gujarat University in 1983.

Early political career

In June 1975, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of Emergency in India, which lasted until 1977. “The Emergency,” many of her political opponents were jailed and banned opposition groups. In 1977, Modi was appointed general secretary of the “Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti” and the RSS coordinator in opposition to the Emergency in Gujarat. 

The RSS was banned; RSS decided to go underground in Gujarat to Modi. At that time, he printed pamphlets opposing the government, sent them to Delhi, and organized demonstrations.

Modi took the initiative to create a network of safe houses for individuals wanted by the government. He raised funds for political refugees and activists during that hard time. 

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Narendra Modi in meeting with US delegates

At that time, Modi wrote an interesting political book about Sangharsh Ma Gujarat’s struggles with the Emergency’s complete actions in Gujarati.

Involving different campaigns, Modi met George Fernandes and other national political figures. Modi was traveling at Emergency, dressing as a monk and once as a Sikh.

Modi became an RSS regional organizer overseeing RSS activities in Surat and Vadodara In 1978. After his successful responsibilities, he went to work for the RSS in Delhi in 1979. He completed the duties of researching and writing the RSS’s version of the history of the Emergency period. 

L. K. Advani became president of the BJP in 1986. The RSS decided to place its members in important positions within the BJP, and Modi was elected the organizing secretary of the BJP’s Gujarat unit later in 1987.

BJP’s National Election Committee in 1990, helping organize L. K. Advani’s and Ram Rath Yatra in 1990, later in 1991–92, Murli Manohar Joshi’s Ekta Yatra (Journey for Unity) Modi rose within the party. 

Modi took a brief break from politics in 1992 to establish a school in Ahmedabad and returned to electoral politics in 1994. After a year, Modi was elected BJP national secretary in 1995 and transferred to New Delhi.

BJP won an overall majority in the 1998 elections in Modi’s strategy and promoted him to BJP general secretary (organization) in May of that year.

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Narendra Modi with women leaders

Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat

Bhuj’s massive earthquake in 2001 killed more than 20,000 people; BJP Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel’s inadequate response to the affected people of the earthquake BJP replaced Modi in October 2001 as a chief minister. 

Elected in February 2002, Modi entered his first-ever electoral contest, a seat in the Gujarat state assembly.

Modi’s role as chief minister in 2002; blamed him for condoning the violence or doing little to stop killing more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, that ensued after dozens of Hindu passengers died when their train on fire in the city of Godhra. 

The United States declined to issue him a diplomatic visa because he was responsible for the 2002 riots, and the United Kingdom also criticized his role in the same year. However, the judiciary or investigative agencies did not prove the blame.

The BJP secured a significant victory in legislative assembly elections in December 2002, winning 127 of the 182 seats in the chamber.

In Gujarat’s slogan for growth and development, BJP won in the 2007 and 2015 state assembly elections. Modi won both times and served as a chief minister.

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Narendra Modi in a formal program

Modi established a reputation as an able administrator and got credit for the rapid growth of the state’s economy during his time as head of the Gujarat government.

As well as his position and popularity, the party’s electoral performances helped advance Modi’s position as the most influential leader within the party and a potential candidate for prime minister of India. 

Modi was chosen as the BJP’s campaign for the 2014 elections to the Lok Sabha in June 2013.

Narendra Modi as 14th Prime Minister of India

Narendra Modi was selected as the prime minister of India on May 26, 2014, after a vigorous campaign. Modi was a media-friendly and pragmatic candidate who could turn India’s underperforming economy around.

He and the BJP won a clear majority of seats in the parliamentary. After being the prime minister, his government worked on several reforms, including campaigns to improve India’s transportation infrastructure and liberalize rules on direct foreign investment in India.

Modi hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping; the Chinese leader had been to India in eight years and had a U.S. visa. Modi made a highly successful visit to the U.S., two significant diplomatic achievements in his first term.

Hindu culture promotion and implementation of economic reforms were other achievements of Modi’s Government. 

500 and 1,000-rupee banknotes with only a few hours’ notice banded to stop “black money.” Though growth was already high (8.2 percent in 2015), India’s GDP growth changed, and the reforms expanded the government’s tax base.

Modi, 2nd term Prime Minister of India

 BJP announced Shri Narendra Modi as the prime minister candidate on April 8, 2019, and Amit Shah became the chief campaigner for the election who was BJP’s president.

In the election campaign, the opposition raised corruption issues in the Rafale deal with the French government. Based on these issues, the opposition started a “Chowkidar Chor Hai” movement contrary to the “Main Bhi Chowkidar” slogan.

Modi made a defense, especially after the Pulwama attack. The attack of the Balakot airstrike became an achievement of the Modi administration.  

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Narendra Modi

Modi won the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi, and his NDA alliance won the election for the second time, securing 303 seats in 353 Lok Shabha alone the BJP.

Modi was appointed the prime minister of India for a second time by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on May 30, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions about Narendra Modi

Q. How is the Narendra Modi’s Net Worth?
A. Narendra Modi’s Net Worth was ₹ 2.85 Crore in June 2020.

Q. How much salary does Narendra Modi get every month?
A. Narendra Modi gets ₹280,000 (US$3,900) per month and ₹3,360,000 Annually.

Q. When and at which place was Narendra Modi born?
A. Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in Vadnagar in the Mehsana district of Gujarat.

Q. How much financial assistance PM Narendra Modi announced to Odisha in May 2019?
A Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced Rs 1000 crore in financial assistance to Odisha. Before the cyclone, he declared around 381 crore rupees of support in advance.

Q. When Narendra Modi served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat?
A. Narendra Modi is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat from BJP from 2001 to 2014.

Q. How many books are written by Narendra Modi?
A. Narendra Modi has written essential books such as Warriors in English and Hindi, A Journey: Poems by Narendra Modi, Jyotipunj in English and Hindi, Premtirth, Social Harmony, Samajik Samrasta. 

Q. Which rank was Forbes World’s Most Powerful People list 2018 to Narendra Modi? 
A. Modi ranked 9th in Forbes World’s Most Powerful People List 2018.

Q. At which place was the Narendra Modi wax statue put in a museum?
A. In 2016, a wax statue of Modi was unveiled at Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in London.

Q. When did Narendra Modi join the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)?
A. In 1987, Modi joined the BJP, and a year later, he became the party’s general secretary of the Gujarat branch.