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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LiveLok Sabha elections LIVE updates: Those contesting even 8 seats waiting to be PM, says Modi in Bihar

Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates: PM Modi is scheduled to hold a massive roadshow in his constituency Varanasi today, where, it is speculated, he will be challenged by Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

PM Modi crossing all limits; RSS/BJP imposed 'lajawab neta' upon country: Mayawati

On the ruling party's repeated contentions that the Opposition does not have a leader fit to be the Prime Minister, Mayawati said the same argument was earlier used for PM candidates after Nehru, but "people gave a befitting reply to all this nonsense."


Modi's Vishwanath temple project raises questions on relationship between religion and development

PM Modi’s ‘dream project’, the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple Corridor, raises questions about the manner in which the government engages with religious spaces. Through this project, the government has enacted a complete Hinduisation of the state and nationalisation of Hinduism.

Which is more preferable — unstable minority governments or elected dictatorship?

If the choice is between the two evils, one would certainly opt for the first. Rainbow coalitions were not bad performers. And a ‘strong PM’ did not do better.

In Modi biopic Election Commission stopped: ‘Obsession in his eyes, real man at helm’

On April 15, the apex court directed the EC to watch the biopic and report back to it. The EC was asked to submit the report by April 22, which it did Monday. The Supreme Court will consider the matter on April 26.

Top NDA leaders to attend Narendra Modi nomination, roadshow in Varanasi

Modi will attend the Ganga aarti and thereafter interact with a select group of intellectuals from the city at a hotel, it was informed.


Diamond trader who bought Modi suit ‘duped’ of Rs 1 crore

Kamlesh Kevadia, the general manager of Dharmanandan Diamonds at Katargam, has lodged the complaint of cheating against Himmat Koshiya and his brother Vijay, the owners of a diamond firm at Nandu Doshi Ni Wadi in Katargam.

What have you done, Priyanka Gandhi asks Modi on his Nehru refrain

Priyanka Gandhi criticised PM Modi for not visiting a single village in his constituency of Varanasi in the past five years and restricting himself to foreign tours and interviews with actors, in an apparent reference to PM’s interaction with actor Akshay Kumar.

After Modi taunt, Naveen Patnaik claims BJD win in Odisha, invites him to swearing-in

Odisha has so far voted for 15 Lok Sabha and 105 Assembly seats in three phases. Odisha will vote for six Lok Sabha and the remaining 42 Assembly seats on April 29.

Mamata Banerjee sends me kurtas, sweets, PM Narendra Modi tells Akshay

Bengali culture to welcome guests with sweets, gifts, but will not give ‘them’ votes, TMC chief says in apparent retort.

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BJP manifesto 2019: Ram Mandir, Triple Talaq, national security in focus

BJP manifesto 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP chief Amit Shah and manifesto committee president Rajnath Singh released the party’s election manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With the tagline ‘Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’, the BJP said it would deliver on 75 promises in India’s 75th year of Independence.

National War Memorial: A tribute to India's fallen soldiers

The memorial has names of 25,942 soldiers who died in multiple conflicts after Independence engraved in gold on granite tablets.


Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Crown Prince was in India for a two-day visit in which bilateral talks over issues of concern pertaining to areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture will be held

Modi govt's last day in Parliament: Hugs, digs, protests, little business

The Parliament approved Modi Government’s sixth and final Budget that gave Income Tax rebate to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh, an annual cash dole of Rs 6,000 to small farmers and pension for unorganised sector workers.

In Bengal, stampede-like situation forces Modi to cut short speech

While Modi was addressing the well-attended rally of the Matua community, hundreds of supporters, who were standing outside the venue tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally ground, leading to the commotion, reported PTI.

A look at Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road link

The inauguration of Bogibeel bridge coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose government the work for the bridge had started in 2002


Nirav Modi, Priya Varrier, Indu Malhotra, Navjot Singh Sidhu: Newsmakers of 2018

From Urjit Patel's resignation to the demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 2018 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs

PM Narendra Modi's political life -- in photos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 68. Born on September 17, 1950 in Vadnagar (Gujarat), PM Modi has been widely credited with being at the helm of the largest non-Congress government at the Centre since Independence

PM Narendra Modi's life journey in pictures

Narendra Damodardas Modi, born on September 17, 1950 to a family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, is the 15th Prime Minister of India.

How PM Modi's look and speech changed with every Independence Day since 2014

For the past five years, on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has showcased different looks while addressing the nation from Red Fort. The content of his speeches has also changed dramatically over the years.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

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

"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'

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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

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

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

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.