PM Modi on the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple to be in-built Ayodhya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday grew to become the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of India surpassing Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure. The feat additionally makes PM Modi the nation’s longest-serving Prime Minister not from the Congress.
“As we speak, PM Modi turns into the longest serving Indian PM of non-Congress origin. (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee ji served for two,268 days in all his phrases mixed. As we speak PM Modi has surpassed this tenure,” the BJP stated.
Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh – all from the Congress – are the three longest serving Prime Ministers in that order.
Greater than a yr into his second time period, PM Modi nonetheless towers over Indian politics and far of the nation’s political discourse regardless of by no means holding a press convention and reaching out to supporters largely via social media and his speeches at occasions.
In 2014, the Modi-led BJP decimated all opposition and swept the election, changing into the primary celebration to win a majority in over three many years.
Earlier than transferring to New Delhi, PM Modi served because the Chief Minister of his house state Gujarat for 13 years since 2001.
Born in Vadnagar in northern Gujarat, PM Modi, in his teenagers, bought tea – part of his life that will tackle immense significance at a crucial flip of his political profession.
Often known as a powerful debater in class, he was barely in his teenagers when he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the scholar outfit linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of the BJP.
At 18, PM Modi’s mother and father organized his marriage ceremony. He left house quickly after. In 1971, he joined the RSS. Throughout the Emergency of 1975-77, when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi jailed a number of political opponents and severely restricted basic rights, PM Modi went into hiding and wrote a e-book.
He was assigned by the RSS to the BJP in 1985 and held a number of posts till he changed Keshubhai Patel as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2001.
He was accused of not doing sufficient to cease the 2002 riots on his watch within the aftermath of the Godhra practice burning. A report by a Supreme Courtroom-monitored Particular Investigation Group in 2012 concluded that Chief Minister Modi took all attainable steps to manage the riots.
In 2013, because the BJP sought to capitalize on the poor public notion of the Congress-led UPA amid corruption allegations and an financial slowdown, PM Modi was named its prime ministerial candidate.
In an eventful first time period, the Prime Minister was credited with making an attempt to tighten the administration and high-profile campaigns like Swachh Bharat and make-in-India, however was additionally been criticised for demonetisation and an alleged rise in hate crimes.
PM Modi’s second time period has been headlined with the scrapping of decades-old particular powers to Jammu and Kashmir, the controversial Citizenship Modification Act which grants citizenship to solely non-Muslim refugees from three neighbouring international locations and the continued coronavirus disaster.