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Narendra Modi, who was the challenger, has done what no one could do in the history of this country. Riding on his wave, the BJP has decimated the Congress-led UPA. Not only did he win both his seats, under his leadership, the BJP scripted history by emerging as the only single party to gain majority after 1984.

Modi’s rise in the BJP has been phenomenal. Ensuring three consecutive election victories for the party in Gujarat, Modi launched himself on to the nation stage. Despite stiff opposition from party patriarch LK Advani, Modi was declared the prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. However, his elevation for the top post exposed internal difference in the party.

Modi, who was a low profile BJP office-bearer till he was made Chief Minister of Gujarat to replace Keshubhai Patel in October 2001, controversially came into limelight in the wake of 2002 riots triggered after 59 Kar Sewaks were killed in Sabarmati Express fire on February 27.

Notwithstanding difficulties, Modi has fought on and led BJP to three consecutive elections in Gujarat and virtually decimating the Congress in the state.

This achievement was the main factor that tilted the balance in his favour among the host of BJP leaders, including patriarch Advani, as far as consideration of a face for the next elections was concerned.

News

Modi in Africa: India has had trade relations with Africa from first century CE
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Trade relations between India and Africa can be traced back to the first century CE, when the Aksum empire had been established in what is modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi, calls NSG bid a ‘failed diplomacy’
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Rahul Gandhi attacked the PM on Twitter apparently with an innuendo of a book title. He tweeted "NSG: How to lose a negotiation by Narendra Modi. #FailedModiDiplomacy".

Chandigarh officers busy making arrangements for International Yoga Day, public dealing takes back seat
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

UT Adviser says things will be back to normal after June 21.

PM Modi to arrive in Chandigarh on June 20
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Will stay overnight at Punjab Raj Bhawan, will fly back to Delhi after yoga event.

India downplays US Senate rejecting bill on recognising it as ‘global strategic and defence partner’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The US had recognised India as a "major defence partner" in a joint statement issued during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there last week.

Aspire to double taxpayer base to 10 crore: PM Modi to officials
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day annual conference of tax administrators, PM Modi said the foundation of administration should be on five pillars of Revenue, Accountability, Probity, Information and Digitisation.

International Yoga Day: Radio frequency tags to be issued for attendees in Chandigarh
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

"We are giving Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards to every participant. This will help put attendance online," said Ajit Balaji Joshi, DC of Chandigarh.

Parliamentary Secretary row: Kejriwal cites past precedents in defence
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

"Then it was constitutional and when we do it, it turns out to be unconstitutional. What is this, if not double standards ?" CM Arvind Kejriwal asked.

Congress to hold ‘Chai ki charcha’ rally to protest ‘failures’ of Modi govt
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The 'Chai ki charcha' (the discussion of tea) rally will be held in Arni village in adjoining Yavatmal district, which is infamous for farmer suicides.

BJP asks Kejriwal why Delhi needs a Deputy CM
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

CM Arvind Kejriwal told ANI that PM Modi has not yet been able to digest the AAP's splendid win in the Delhi Assembly polls.

Make yoga a ‘mass movement’: PM Modi to ministers
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

In a letter, PM Narendra Modi wrote, the International Day of Yoga is not simply an event. It is a way of making yoga an integral part of our lives,

India’s NSG membership will touch a raw nerve in Pakistan: Chinese daily
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

"China's concern about India's inclusion into the NSG comes out of the security dynamic in South Asia," the state-run Global Times said in a commentary.

Jayalalithaa leaves for Delhi, to meet PM Modi today
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

This will be her first visit to Delhi after she won the state Assembly elections and became CM for second consecutive time.

Refused assent to bill, Kejriwal targets Modi; says PM not allowing Delhi Assembly to work
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The comments come after President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday withheld assent to a bill passed by the Delhi government in June 2015

Among PM Narendra Modi’s 7-point code for BJP, restraint is one
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Panchayat to Parliament, every poll important: Party resolution

After Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi likely to visit African countries
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The President said India's trade with Africa is over $70 billion and investments worth about $35 billion.

UP campaign kicks off: Narendra Modi talks ‘vikas’, Amit Shah ‘exodus’ in Kairana
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

While Modi kept his speech focused on the need for “vikas”, BJP national president Amit Shah slammed the UP government on reports of “exodus” of Hindus from Kairana.

Country won’t change by changing video or meat: Kanhaiya to PM Modi
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

"Under your regime, things have only gone from bad to worse. Youth and students elected you with high hopes," Kanhaiya said in the letter.

PM Modi’s 7-point code for BJP, restraint is one
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

“The country needs to be strengthened. People are not happy with mere slogans, their concern is about the country being strengthened,” he was quoted saying.

Udta Punjab verdict a slap on PM Modi’s ‘intolerant’ regime: Arvind Kejriwal
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

“Udta punjab judgement is a tight slap on Modi regime's intolerance,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Family of Judith D’Souza, abducted in Kabul, writes to PM Modi with appeal
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Describing her as a "proud Indian", the family said, "as you can imagine, the news of Judith's kidnapping has shocked and stunned us. It has placed a shroud upon our family."

In Allahabad, PM Modi sounds poll bugle, says Mulayam-Maya jugalbandi must end for UP development
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Setting the tone for BJP's poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Allahabad where the BJP held it National executive meeting.

At BJP national executive meet, it’s Modi, Modi, Modi
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Before the meeting began on Sunday in Allahabad, a party general secretary said the meeting would be "Modimay". He has been proved correct, literally.

PM Modi pays tribute to Chandra Shekhar Azad in Allahabad
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Prime Minister Modi is presently in Allahabaad to attend the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive meet, will address a public rally here at around 4 pm.

RSS forms special teams; ABVP goes to coaching centres, colleges; all back BJP’s ‘parivartan rally’
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The RSS has engaged its volunteers to mobilise people for the 'parivartan rally' as the party wants as many people as possible to listen to the Prime Minister.

Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi Tuesday: As BJP eyes alliance with AIADMK, Tamil Nadu CM to push for funds
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Her previous visit was in June 2014, immediately after the victory of the NDA government.

At BJP’s National Executive meeting, Amit Shah attacks Akhilesh Yadav govt
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

BJP President Amit Shah also referred to the alleged migration of 100 families of a community from the western UP town of Kairana, and said that it is a matter of deep concern.

PM Modi visits High Court in Allahabad; is in town to attend BJP’s two-day National Executive meeting
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Members of the High Court Bar Association had been livid over a recent report where BJP national president Amit Shah had supported a separate bench of the judicial body for western UP.

NSG divided on non-NPT nations like India becoming members: China
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

China has maintained that non-NPT signatories should not be admitted into NSG.

At BJP’s National Executive meet in Allahabad, rumours abound on CM candidate for UP
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The conclave, with an eye on Mission 265 plus in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly will adopt a resolution on organisation, a rare move, apart from the political and economic resolutions

PSBs should increase coverage under Atal pension scheme: Government
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Banks have been asked to ensure wide coverage under the APY but all the large PSBs, including State Bank of India, fell short of the target by a wide margin.

Government to institute ‘Yoga medals’ for paramilitary troops
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

A committee has been formed which will 'suggest modalities' for awarding Yoga medals to those personnel who have 'excelled' in various 'aasanas' and have a good track record as a Yoga teacher.

Group of Hindu Bangladeshis want PM Modi’s intervention to ensure their safety
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Bangladesh had also seen a series of attacks on secular and liberal bloggers in 2015.

BJP’s national executive meeting begins in UP, PM Modi, Amit Shah to strategise
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Prime Minister Modi will address the national executive meeting's concluding session on Monday. He will also address a public rally at the Parade Ground.

PM Modi brought ‘achche din’, ‘naya savera’ for Indian space community
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for use of space-based technologies in day-to-day governance of India where he sat through two hours of open grilling of line ministry secretary level bureaucrats.

Maloya Slum Rehabilitation Scheme: PM to visit city, hand over keys to allottees in December
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

There are a total of 4,960 flats built under the scheme at Maloya. This will be Modi’s fourth visit to the City Beautiful after becoming Prime Minister in 2014.