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Narendra Damodardas Modi is India's 14th Prime Minister, who led the BJP to an impressive victory in 2014. An interesting fact about Modi is that he became Chief Minister of Gujarat as a first time MLA. Similarly he became the Prime Minister of India as a first time MP. Modi is credited with leading the BJP in 2014 to a majority in Lok Sabha and this is for the first time since 1984. Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi had humble beginnings when he helped his father sell tea following which he ran his own stall. He was introduced to the RSS at the age of 8 and from here began a long association with the organisation. He was assigned to the BJP in 1985.
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When Modi was 8-year-old, he came into the contact of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). By the age of 20, in 1970, he was so influenced by the RSS that he became a full- time RSS pracharak and in 1971, he had formally joined RSS.
Narendra Modi was elected as 14th and current Prime Minister of India. Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. He became the first Prime Minister born after India's independence from the British Empire.
Modi again elected from Maninagar. This time he defeated Bhatt Shweta Sanjiv by 34097 votes. He again took oath as chief minister (fourth term). Later he resigned from assembly in 2014.
On 23 December 2007, Modi's third term as CM started and completed on 20 December 2012. This time again he won from Maninagar. He defeated Dinsha Patel of Congress.
He contested from Maninagar and won the assembly election. He defeated Oza Yatinbhai Narendrakumar of Congress by 38256 votes. He was retained as Chief Minister of Gujarat. (Second Term).
Keshubhai Patel's health was failing and the BJP lost a few state assembly seats in by-elections. The BJP national leadership replaced Patel with Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat. On 7 October 2001, Modi took the oath as CM of Gujarat. On 24 February 2002, he won by-election to the Rajkot – II constituency. He defeated Ashwin Mehta of the INC by 14,728 votes. This was his first and very short term.
He was elected BJP national secretary and transferred to New Delhi. He headed the election campaigns of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Modi was promoted to BJP general secretary (organisation) in 1996.
Modi helped in organising L. K. Advani's 1990 Ram Rath Yatra in 1990 and Murli Manohar Joshi's Ekta Yatra in 1991–92.
Modi was elected as organising secretary of the BJP's Gujarat unit.
After L. K. Advani, Modi became president of the BJP. That time RSS decided to place its members in important positions within the BJP.
Modi was assigned by the RSS to the BJP. Later in 1987 Modi helped to organise the BJP's campaign in the Ahmedabad municipal election. BJP won that election.
He went to work for the RSS in Delhi. where he was put to work researching and writing the RSS's version of the history of the Emergency.
He became an RSS sambhag pracharak. Associated with RSS activities in the areas of Surat and Vadodara.
Narendra Modi was appointed as general secretary of the "Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti" by RSS. During Emergency, Modi was forced to go underground to avoid arrest. He was involved in printing pamphlets opposing the government.
He completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar. Due to family tension, he left home. Modi spent around two years travelling across Northern and North-eastern India.
As a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station. Later he ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus stand.
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