2. A Born Leader.
3. Chief Minister.
5. The Image Makeover.
6. The Ground Reality.
7. 10 unknown and interesting facts about Narendra Modi.
8. The 2002 Gujarat riots.
9. Positive impact on the economy.
10. Women‘s issues.
11. Anti-immigrant stance.
12. Questionable example for a secular India.
Narendra Modi was born on 17th September, 1950
to Damodardas Modi and Heeraben.
Work at a tea stall with his father in his hometown,
Mehsana in Gujarat.
Modi, is known to be patriotic since his childhood.
An ‘average’ student but a ‘keen’ debater.
He began his political journey when he joined the
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) in his late
teens and later became a full-
time Pracharak (propagator).
A Born Leader
•It was seen when he became
the leader of Akhil Bharatiya
Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) –
students union, in his student
•He played a major role in
eradicating anti-corruption in
Gujarat in the 80’s.
Narendra Modi rose to prominence when he
successfully organised Ekta Yatra’ for Murli Manohar
Joshi– a veteran BJP leader.
The Chief Minister
Narendra Modi is termed as a decisive leader.
His decision-making quality is what Gujarat is
reaping fruits from.
Modi informed the head honchos of BJP that
“he was going to be fully responsible for
Gujarat or not at all”. He was then appointed as
the 14th Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 and
was the face of the party for the elections in
• His self-proclaimed ‘Chappan-Inch-
ka-Seena’ image augurs well with the
His favourite dialogue ‘Mere 6 Crore
Gujarati’ is loved by many.
• Modi is known to be workaholic
• He is a nature loving person whose
favourite pastime is writing poems.
• Modi is a vegetarian and is also
known to be a yoga loving person.
• Women in Gujarat absolutely adore
The image makeover
Be it Japan, United
Kingdom or South Korea,
representatives from these
and other countries have
come and praised his
Salman Khan, Akshay
Kumar, Paresh Rawal or
John Abraham, everyone’s
view about Modi has been
The Ground Reality
A man of development.
A man with a vision who would actually
make India a super power.
He was termed as a “Merchant of Death”
by Sonia Gandhi, in a run up to state
elections in 2002
He’s the most liked politician on Facebook and
also has the maximum followers on Twitter.
Social media hasn’t been far behind in
lambasting Modi, calling him names like
Feku– a person who fakes.
10 unknown and interesting facts about
Narendra Modi are:
1.Putting Gujarat in the World Map:
Gandhinagar has been termed as the Greenest
Capital City in whole Asia. Under his reign as Chief
Minister, Surat has become the fastest growing city
in the world. Gujarat is now the favorite choice for
many business establishments beating many other
contemporary states who are still coping with
internal problems to support new establishments.
2. World Bank:
10 years back Gujarat had a huge loan of
almost 50,000 crores on itself from the
World Bank but now it has deposited 1
lakh crore in the World Bank which
proves his credibility as a Chief Minister
and how well he is leading the state
towards success and overall development.
3. His Reign as Chief Minister:
Gujarat has bagged the award of
the 2nd best state in the world by
UN in the year 2010. Another
important feature that Narendra
Modi has been able to provide is
the security of women in his
state. When every state is
fighting their own devils within
the society Narendra Modi has
gifted a safe land for the women
in his state by providing strict
law and order to safeguard the
women making it the 2nd least
crime against women among all
Modi loves writing poetry during his leisure time
and also has published some of books written by
him. He also loves photography and had held one
exhibition showcasing his collections of
photographs clicked by him.
5. Mr. Popular:
Narendra Modi is the 2nd most followed Indian
leader on Twitter just after Shashi Tharoor. He
is very popular with women in his states and
that his evident during the rallies where he is
followed by women more than men.
He has ordered to demolish many
Hindu temples which don’t have
proper government sanction and he
is also admired by many Muslims
of his state. But he is not much
loved by the Muslim communities
7. Political style:
He is largely influenced by the leadership style
of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is a fan and
follower of Swami Vivekananda and his
He has a strong hold on each
language that he speaks. He
can speak in Gujarati that is
tongue, Hindi fluently
although is not much fluent
in English. He is a good
orator and this may
contribute to the fact that he
has taken training for three
months in the US on public
relations and image
9. Teenaged Modi:
As a teenager he ran away to the Himalayas and stayed
there for 2 years with the yogic sadhus and studied
10. Modi and his Mother:
He takes the blessing of his
mother before starting any
But who is this charismatic but
What does he stand for?
There are things that are important
to know, and not all of them bad.
1. He is controversial for his
role in the 2002 Gujarat riots
Modi was chief minister of the state of Gujarat in 2002
when riots broke out in the city of Godhra after a train
carrying Hindus was burnt down as it was coming from
the holy city of Ayodhya in North India.
2. He may prove to have a positive
impact on the economy
Modi's win is expected to improve the
trade with United States and boost the
In an article for the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public
Policy, Hardeep Dhillon criticized both candidates for seeing
women through the lens of safety, security and education. She
argued Modi specifically sees women as passive:
Women are imagined to behave, think, and perform in
uniformity and their politics are established prior to their
emergence on the political landscape. As a result, Indian
women are stripped of the very political agency Mr. Modi
claims to advocate for, rendering them as passive – rather than
active – political actors.
3. His track record on women‘s issues
may be lacking
4. He maintains an anti-immigrant
If Modi has his way, he would send all
the undocumented Bangaldeshi
immigrants back. In a speech on April 28,
2014, Modi threatened:
I want to warn from here, brothers and
sisters write down, that after May 16, will
send these Bangladeshis beyond the
border with their bags and baggages.
5.His past religious fervor sets a
questionable example for a secular India
Modi was a youth member of the Rashtriya
Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing, volunteer
Hindu nationalist group, and describes himself as
a Hindu nationalist.