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Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India and assumed office in May 2014. He was re-elected in the 17th Lok Sabha from Varanasi and led the Bhartiya Janata Party to a massive victory for a second term during 2019 Lok Sabha elections Before his role as the prime minister, he served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He has been an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the past. 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.


As PM appeals, akhadas opt for ‘symbolic’ Kumbh dip

April 18, 2021 7:51 am

“Today I had a telephonic conversation with Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Poojya Swamy Avdheshanand Giri Ji. I asked about the health of all the Sants. I thanked the Sant Samaj for their full cooperation with the administration,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Uddhav says called PM, told busy in Bengal; Goyal hits back

April 18, 2021 7:20 am

Later Saturday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said he had spoken to Thackeray and reassured him that his concerns are being addressed.

Modi, Mamata trade charges over tape, Sitalkuchi bodies

April 18, 2021 1:36 am

Both Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue in their poll rallies, while the TMC and BJP filed complaints with the Election Commission on the matter.

Bengal assembly elections: Over 78% turnout in 5th phase amid sporadic incidents of violence

April 17, 2021 9:24 pm

A day after a purported audio tape, in which she is heard proposing a rally with the bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims, surfaced, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that her phone is being tapped and said she will order a CID probe into it.

'Utilise entire national capacity for vaccine production': PM Modi reviews Covid situation

April 17, 2021 10:50 pm

In a review meeting with the top officials, PM Modi said India defeated the virus last year and it can do it again with the same principles but "faster speed and coordination".

'Pilot who pressed eject button during emergency': Priyanka's dig at PM Modi over India's move to import Covid vaccines

April 17, 2021 4:35 pm

The Congress-led opposition has been criticising the government over its handling of the pandemic and the vaccination drive, while the Centre has maintained that its timely steps have been instrumental in fighting Covid-19.

Dushyant Chautala writes to PM Modi, says resume talks with farmers

April 17, 2021 2:28 pm

In a letter dated April 15, Dushyant Chautala appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a committee of three to four senior cabinet ministers to resume talks with the agitating farmers.

Odisha CM pitches for vaccines in open market, more doses for state

April 18, 2021 3:48 am

Emphasising on India’s vaccine manufacturing potential, Patnaik suggested that the Centre and states should support units to ramp up vaccine production. He also suggested rationalisation in vaccine distribution with a specific focus on metropolitan cities.

Kumbh should now be symbolic, says PM Narendra Modi amid surge in Covid-19 cases

April 17, 2021 4:40 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he spoke to a top seer over the phone and made an appeal about the Kumbh Mela that has so far attracted lakhs of devotees.

Covid-19: PM Modi takes stock of medical oxygen supply in country, calls for increase in production

April 16, 2021 10:00 pm

With Covid-19 cases hitting a new peak, the demand for medical oxygen has increased as it is a critical component in the treatment of Covid-affected patients.


'Modi'fied masks on display at BJP's Bengal rally

April 13, 2021 10:56 am

Narendra Modi during BJP rally took shots at Mamata Banerjee for her provocative remarks and highlighted how BJP supporters have been attacked.

PM Modi virtually inaugurates 'Maitri bridge' between India, Bangladesh in Tripura

March 09, 2021 9:22 pm

The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) was assigned the project and the bridge came up at a cost of Rs 133 crores.

With Brigade Rally, PM Modi sets BJP tone for West Bengal Assembly polls

March 07, 2021 8:05 pm

PM Modi Sunday addressed a 'Brigade Cholo Rally' at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata, his first rally after poll notification for West Bengal was issued.

PM Modi visits Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, pays tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur

December 20, 2020 11:04 am

"This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the pious body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated. I felt extremely blessed. I, like millions around the world, am deeply inspired by the kindnesses of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji," PM Modi tweeted after the visit.

Dev Deepawali event, prayers at Kashi temple: Here's how PM's Varanasi visit unfolded

November 30, 2020 10:26 pm

PM Modi reiterated his call of 'Vocal for Local', saying the manner in which people celebrated Diwali this time, using local products, was inspiring.

Diwali: PM Modi takes a tank ride, distributes sweets among soldiers during visit to Rajasthan's Longewala post

November 14, 2020 4:33 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers since assuming office in 2014.

In hometown Gujarat, here is how PM Modi spent his day

October 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Sardar Patel's birth anniversary is being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) since 2014.

Manali to Spiti in 15 mins: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel at Rohtang

October 03, 2020 1:34 pm

On a daily basis, the tunnel has the capacity to handle approximately 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks with a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Covid-19 to Ladakh standoff: What PM Modi said on India's Independence Day 2020

August 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Saturday, on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day. In his nearly 90 minute address, PM Modi spoke on the coronavirus pandemic, making India self-reliant and warned those against challenging India's sovereignty.

Silence of Janata Curfew breaks with sounds of bells, shankhs and beating thalis

March 22, 2020 8:34 pm

On Sunday evening, people across India clapped, rang bells, and blew conch shells in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for thanking those at the forefront of the fight against the novel coronavirus.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the chief guest of this year's Republic Day celebrations, recalls the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Want to give Modi a hug when he abuses me: Rahul

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

"When PM Modi abuses me, I feel like giving him a hug," says Rahul Gandhi speaking at The Odisha Dialogue.

Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu: Calls the Opposition Parties 'Confused Lot'

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

While interacting with booth level workers in Tamil Nadu, PM Narendra Modi attacked the Opposition, calling them a confused lot as they make opportunist alliances with parties.

Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

What Rahul did right: It was not the promise of better governance

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is rightly being credited for the grand old party's victory in three crucial states in the Hindi heartland. But what did he do right? It was not the promise of better governance. Manoj CG explains what really worked.

BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Express Eye for Detail 16: What went wrong in Bulandshahr, Christian Michel’s role in AgustaWestland scam and more

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

This week we look at how UP got to a place where mob violence that spiralled out of control got a police officer killed, why the extradition of Christian Michel is a political hot potato & how a WhatsApp video ruined a woman’s life in Kerela.