Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India and assumed office in May 2014. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 when he moved to Delhi. He has been an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the past. Modi led the Bhartiya Janata Party to a massive victory for the first time in Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Modi was born in a lower income family of Vadnagar,

Gujarat and left his family at an early age to work with RSS and later he joined politics. Since coming to power, Modi has single-handedly made BJP the most powerful party in the country with power in most of the state. On July 20, he survived a no-confidence motion brought against his government by the TDP with a thumping margin. Narendra Modi is one of the most followed names on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. 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 national stage. Despite stiff opposition from party patriarch LK Advani, Modi was declared the prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha elections in 2014. However, his elevation for the top post exposed internal difference in the party. Riding on his wave, the BJP decimated the Congress-led UPA in 2014.

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Madhya Pradesh polls: Delhi sultanates end after 4 generations, says PM Modi

On note ban, PM says had to use poisonous medicine to recover looted money

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi trade barbs in poll-bound MP, Mizoram

Both Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on November 28. Results for all states will be announced on December 11. 

Ballots prevailed over bullets in Kashmir: Narendra Modi says during rally in Madhya Pradesh

Addressing a poll rally in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Modi said, "The previous governments feared violence in holding elections in Srinagar."

CBI DIG corruption charges: Latest episode on crime thriller 'Chowkidar is thief', says Rahul Gandhi

"Officers are tired, trust is broken and democracy is crying," the Congress president said, a day after Sinha dragged the names of several officials over alleged attempts to interfere in the probe against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana,

PM Modi in Madhya Pradesh: Had to use 'bitter medicine' of demonetisation to get rid of corruption

Addressing a rally in Jhabua, Modi said that corruption was so rampant during the Congress' regime that his government had to use a strong dose like demonetisation so that the money looted from the poor is returned to the exchequer.

Disclosure of List of wilful defaulters | Information officer to CIC: Can unwritten protocols override written law?

Acharyulu's missive comes as response to several points raised by him “on November 8” regarding Acharyulu's tough stance on the non-disclosure of names of wilful bank defaulters.

At Kundli-Manesar expressway launch, PM Modi slams previous govt

In an attack against previous governments for failing to complete the expressway on  time, Modi said they followed a culture of “latkaane, atkaane, aur bhatkaane”, and that the manner in which the project was handled “is a case study” that shows “how people’s money is wasted”. 

PM Modi outlines next steps: In top 50 in ease of business, competition at level of districts

The PM said that his government was strengthening the “cooperative competitive federalism” framework and was continuously in discussion with states to streamline regulatory approvals and expedite clearances.

Telangana elections: BJP readies long list of star campaigners

The BJP is likely to release a list of “failures and unfulfilled promises” of Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao. The party is accusing the TRS government of betraying the trust of Telangana people by not fulfilling the 2014 election promises.

MP: Election Commission registers poll code violation case against ABVP workers

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and participates in joint activities with BJP's official youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

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Express Newslist: Narendra Modi at Facebook townhall, SC rejects Somnath Bharti's bail plea

PM Modi breaks into tears as he recalls the contributions of his parents. He says there are millions of such parents across India who sacrifice everything for their children.

PM Modi sees key technology projects during Google headquarters visit

Modi announced that “Indian Railways and Google will collaborate to provide wi-fi at 500 railway stations in India.”

MPK20 - The Facebook headquarters everyone wants to work in

Facebook's new Menlo Park headquarters is where Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a townhall session with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here's a closer look at the Menlo Park headquarters

Express News list: Hardik surfaces after disappearance, prosecution seeks death penalty for 8 in Mumbai blasts case

Here are the top stories we are tracking today at the Indian Express

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Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

PM Modi brings Sitaram Kesri into Chhattisgarh election battle, Congress retorts

PM Narendra Modi says former Congress President Sitaram Kesri was sidelined and treated badly to make way for Sonia Gandhi. Congress says his statement is factually incorrect and asks him to introspect.

What is at stake for the BJP in Mizoram: News in Numbers

As campaign heat picks up in Mizoram, a look at who is in the fray and what’s at stake for BJP, Congress and the Mizo National Front.

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.

RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

The World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity is now open

The Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. Here are some interesting facts about world's tallest statue located at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river in Gujarat.

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