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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.

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Raghuram Rajan wins over PM Narendra Modi despite broad mistrust
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

With Modi's patronage, it is more likely the government will reappoint Rajan, whose three-year term expires in September, should he wish to stay on, the sources said.

‘US has no complaints about India-Iran pact to develop Chabahar Port’
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

According to the expert, Senators are concerned not only for the bilateral relationship between India and Iran, but what that means for strengthening the Iranian regime and particularly some of its agenda.

Want PM Narendra Modi’s trip to be successful: US
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

PM Narendra Modi will kick off a 5 day nation tour next week and will also be the the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of congress.

While PM Modi meets Obama, US human rights commission to discuss India
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

A Congressional commission will hold a hearing to examine the challenges to fundamental freedoms coinciding with the White House meeting between PM Modi and Barack Obama.

Kejriwal’s psychopath remark: Criminal complaint against CM dismissed
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

“When Modi cudn't handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and a psychopath,” Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted.

NRI and Trumpji
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

How Trump is learning from Modi, and why that makes the Hindutva NRI very uncomfortable.

A poor man became PM simply because of his hardwork: BJP on Sonia Gandhi’s ‘Shahenshah’ comment
Tue, May 31, 2016

BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra responds to Sonia Gandhi's comment on Narendra Modi, saying that congress have run the country "like their fiefdom" and hence they have ruled like Shahenshah's.

PM Modi to visit Switzerland, Mexico next week: MEA
Mon, May 30, 2016

These visits would be part of Modi's five-nation trip beginning June 4 which will also cover Afghanistan, Qatar and the US.

PM Modi’s flight diverted as heavy rainfall, dust storm hit Delhi Sunday night
Mon, May 30, 2016

Modi was on his way back home from Karnataka where he addressed a public meeting in Devangere, when a storm hit Delhi forcing his aircraft to divert to Jaipur.

Vans to drive awareness for Digital India
Mon, May 30, 2016

In the first phase of the outreach campaign, which will run till July, 16 vans will cover 34 districts of nine states: Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.

Modi has betrayed people: Anand Sharma
Mon, May 30, 2016

Sharma alleged that bank credit is at its lowest in 20 years. He also alleged that most of the schemes and campaigns introduced by the Modi government are just “rehash of the UPA schemes and programmes”.

Will never tread path of sin: PM Modi
Mon, May 30, 2016

PM Modi says NDA has vowed to root out middlemen.

PM Modi’s mother given Nari Jagran Samman-2016 award
Sun, May 29, 2016

Somabhai Damodar Das Modi, elder brother of Narendra Modi received the award on behalf of his mother Heeraben.

Watch: Spoof video superimposes PM Modi on iconic photos — from Dandi March to the moon landing — and it’s hilarious
Sun, May 29, 2016

The spoof video has been set to the background music of 'Mera desh badal raha hai', and makes for a hilarious viewing.

PM Modi to visit five nations in June; black money issue with Switzerland in top agenda
Sun, May 29, 2016

Modi will hold talks with the Swiss leadership, and is likely to seek cooperation to unearth black money accounts of Indians in Switzerland which was a promise made by him during elections in 2014.

Those with illegal money to be prosecuted: Jaitley on Panama Papers
Sun, May 29, 2016

"If illegal money is found in accounts of those who are named in Panama case, then they will also be prosecuted as in case of HSBC accounts," he said.

PM Modi at ‘Ek Nayi Subah’: Don’t create false despondency
Sun, May 29, 2016

Speaking at the the event "Ek Nayi Subah", the Prime Minister said that his government has not taken any decision with "malafide intention".

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, PM Modi have ‘friendly’ meet
Sun, May 29, 2016

The Kerala CM hinted at a subtle change of stance on Mullaperiyar dam.

I wish the Prime Minister had said
Sun, May 29, 2016

My government has greatly benefited by the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and the National Skill Development Mission launched by the previous government. We have scaled up the two programmes which are now being implemented as Swachh Bharat and Skill India

PM Modi’s 56-inch chest has not decreased ‘an inch’: Rajnath Singh
Sat, May 28, 2016

"It has not decreased. There should be no doubts on that score. I can only say that the 56-inch chest is there," Singh was quoted as saying.

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ way towards women empowerment: Amitabh Bachchan
Sat, May 28, 2016

Bachchan, 73, said the real motive of the new slogan 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is that there should be no discrimination between a son and a daughter

Court to hear complaint against Kejriwal on alleged anti-Modi tweets
Sat, May 28, 2016

On December 15, 2015, Arvind Kejriwal posted the remarks on his Twitter account which reads as 'Modi is a coward and a psychopath'.

‘NaMo tea stalls’ not BJP’s official scheme: Party’s Mumbai president
Sat, May 28, 2016

"I read reports that the concept was proposed by our corporator Prakash Gangadhare with a view to generate employment and provide convenience to the common man," BJP Mumbai president Ashish Shelar said.

PM Modi pays tribute to VD Savarkar on birth anniversary
Sat, May 28, 2016

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, later known as Swatantraveer Savarkar, was a revolutionary and Hindu nationalist who was imprisoned by the British in the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

US senators push for enhanced military cooperation with India
Sat, May 28, 2016

The Defence Secretary is also asked to ensure significant enhancement of joint military operations, including maritime security, counter-piracy, counter-terror cooperation, and domain awareness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Modi govt’s first two years are like batting in slog overs: Arun Jaitley
Sat, May 28, 2016

In the lighter vein, the Union minister said that it is not easy to be a minister in this government as one has to keep pace with the prime minister who has been aptly described as 24X7 PM in articles in magazines.

PM Narendra Modi extends best wishes to Nawaz Sharif for his heart surgery
Sat, May 28, 2016

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday.

Gujarat Files: Sting claims political pressure in Gujarat riots
Mon, May 30, 2016

Rana Ayyub says she did not release the sting tapes saying she would give them to investigating agencies if they asked for it.

To counter Shiv Sena’s vada-pav, BJP proposes ‘Namo tea stall’ in Mumbai
Sat, May 28, 2016

The stalls, according to the BJP, will help provide employment to youth across Mumbai.

Delhi’s focus on removing NE isolation through pro-active Act East Policy: Narendra Modi in Shillong
Sat, May 28, 2016

Describing the Northeast as India’s gateway to South East Asia, the PM asked the states of the region to take full advantage of this.

Evaluating Narendra Modi’s two years of governance
Sat, May 28, 2016

If Monsoon 2016 is as expected, then the first three years of the Modi government will be the best three years for India’s economy since 1996, and possibly the best three consecutive years since Independence

Northeast should find mention in national anthem: Meghalaya governor
Fri, May 27, 2016

Speaking at the 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong on Friday, the Meghalaya governor said that the Brahmaputra too should find place in the national anthem.

PM Modi breaks silence, says Rajan’s reappointment shouldn’t be of media’s interest
Fri, May 27, 2016

Subramanian Swamy has levelled allegations against Raghuram Rajan including of sending confidential and sensitive financial information around the world and asked the Prime Minister to sack him immediately.

Amit Shah presents report card, says BJP has given a ‘decisive’ government
Fri, May 27, 2016

Amit Shah said the Modi government has generated hope in all areas within two years of coming to power

PM Narendra Modi remembers Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary
Fri, May 27, 2016

Serving until his death till May 27, 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru remains India's longest-serving prime minister

PM Modi to address NEC meeting in Shillong today
Fri, May 27, 2016

The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency of the Ministry of Development for North Eastern Region that comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.