India’s current prime Minister is Narendra Modi. He represents the Varanasi constituency in the Lok Sabha. He is the most prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is considered a special strategist for his party. He has been the chief Minister of Gujarat four consecutive times.
Narendra Modi’s family and personal background
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born in the Bania family in a town called Vadnagar in Mehsana district of Gujarat. He was born on September 17, 1950 to Damodardas Moolchand Modi and Heraben Modi. Among the six children, Narendra Modi was the eldest.
Modi completed his studies despite all odds. The tragic saga of his struggle began when, as a teenager, he used to put up a tea stall near a railway station in Ahmedabad with his brother. He received his schooling from Vadnagar and received a master’s degree in political science from Gujarat University. One of his school teachers described him as an ordinary student but he was a talented child. He worked as a ‘pracharak’ (promoter) of the Rss during his college days. He left home at the age of 17 and travelled across the country for the next two years.
At a later stage, during the 1990s, when Modi served as the BJP’s official spokesman in New Delhi, he completed a three-month long course in the US on public relations and image management.
One of his brothers, Somabhai, is a retired health officer who currently runs old age in Ahmedabad city. Another of his brothers Prahlad, in Ahmedabad, has a fair price shop with an active partnership in fair price shops. His third brother Pankaj is working in the information department at Gandhinagar.
Narendra Modi’s political career
Narendra Modi always had the enthusiasm to serve and help the people. As a young boy, Narendra Modi voluntarily provided his services to soldiers at railway stations during the Indo-Pak War in 1965. He served the affected people during the Gujarat floods in 1967. Modi started working in the gujarat State Road Transport Corporation’s employee canteen. Eventually, he became a full-time supporter and preacher, generally known as the “preacher” of the RSS. Modi later took training at the RSS camp in Nagpur. The basis for making an RSS member is that if an official post is held in the Sangh Parivar, the training course can be attended. Narendra Modi was given the charge of the student wing, known as the All India Students ‘ Council (ABVP). His contribution to the emergency movement influenced senior political leaders. As a result, he was eventually appointed as the regional organizer of the newly formed Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat.
Narendra Modi was a skilled organizer from a very young age. During the emergency, he arranged for the secret circulation of RSS booklets and also protested against the emergency regime. During his RSS days, he met two Jan Sangh leaders, Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathlal Jaghada, who later established the BJP’s State Association in Gujarat. In 1987, the RSS appointed Narendra Modi into politics by recommending his candidacy in the BJP. Modi’s proficiency was recognized and he reached prominence after managing the Ekta Yatra for Murli Manohar Joshi.