Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi
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15th[1] Prime Minister of India
Assumed office
26 May 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Manmohan Singh
14th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
7 October 2001 – 22 May 2014
Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari
Kailashpati Mishra
Balram Jakhar
Nawal Kishore Sharma
S. C. Jamir
Kamla Beniwal
Preceded by Keshubhai Patel
Succeeded by Anandiben Patel
Member of Parliament for
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Murli Manohar Joshi
Personal details
Born Narendra Damodardas Modi
(1950-09-17) 17 September 1950 (age 67)
Vadnagar, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Jashodaben Chimanlal (Child
marriage; estranged)
Residence 5, Race Course Road, New Delhi
Alma mater University of Delhi
Gujarat University
Religion Hinduism
Website Official website
Government website

Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician. He is the current Prime Minister of India serving since 2014. He was the 14th Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat.[2] Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in May 2014.[3] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modi is a Hindu Nationalist. He is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

As a child, Modi used to help his Father, who ran a tea stall at Vadnagar railway station. Later, he and his brother ran a tea stall of their own at a bus terminus [4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shri Narendra Modi assumes office as 15th Prime Minister of India". Prime Minister’s Office, India. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. "BJP banking on Modi effect". The Hindu - Blog. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. "Modi wins India's election with a landslide, early results show". Reuters. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. "'I have a special association with tea', Modi tells Lankan Tamils". Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  5. Sinha, N. C. High School Essays. p. 20. ISBN 978-93-5186-604-6. 

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