In 2014 General Elections, the NDA had won 336 out of 543 parliamentary constituencies.
Before taking over as the PM, Modi was the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat for three consecutive terms (2001 to 2014). As the CM, he is credited with boosting Gujarat's economy and making it a lucrative investment destination for industrialists.
A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Aiming to transform India into a global manufacturing hub, Modi took the initiative of launching the ' Make in India' campaign on September 2014.
On November 8, 2016, in a surprise announcement, he ordered to ban higher denomination currency notes (Rs 500 and Rs 1,000) to weed out black money and end corruption.
Ever since he has taken over the office, Modi has tried to raise foreign direct investment in the Indian economy, increased the budget on infrastructure and reduced spending on healthcare and social welfare programmes. He also initiated a national-level sanitation campaign and abolished environmental and labour laws.
To fight against the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, PM Modi on March 19, 2020, in an address to nation, appealed to citizens to follow "Janta curfew" on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the virus.
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- PM Modi leaves for Siddharthnagar, Varanasi; to launch health scheme, inaugurate medical colleges
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar and Varanasi to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana and to inaugurate medical colleges in the state. "Leaving for Siddharthnagar and Varanasi. Today, India's largest scheme to scale-up health infrastructure will be launched. Various medical colleges along with key development works will be inaugurated," tweeted PM Modi.
- Success of Covid vaccination drive shows India's capability: PM Narendra Modi
In the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, PM Modi said the culture ministry is geared up to conduct a competition on patriotic songs to mark 'Amrit Mahotsav', a celebration of 75 years of India's Independence, and urged the youth to pen creations that reflect the thought of new India, are inspired by the current success of the country, and fuel the country's resolve for the future.
- PM Narendra Modi recalls Birsa Munda in 'Mann Ki Baat', calls him 'inspirational force'
Addressing his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Modi said, Munda's contributions to the freedom struggle will remain etched in public memory forever. During this period of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', a government of India initiative to celebrate 75 years of a progressive India and its glorious history, the country is remembering its brave sons and daughters, those great and virtuous souls, PM Modi said.
- PM Modi addresses the nation on 82nd edition of Mann Ki Baat: Key points
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded India's landmark achievement of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations and said that the success of the country's vaccination programme shows the potential and power of the mantra of everyone's efforts.
- PM Modi wishes Union minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to Union sports and information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said talked about his long acquaintance with Thakur and prayed for his long life.
- Need to standardise pandemic best practices: PM Modi to vaccine companies
Two days after India crossed the landmark of 100-crore Covid jabs, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday met local vaccine manufacturers and exhorted the need to institutionalise the best practises learnt during the past one and a half years and also asked them to take ‘Brand India’ to the next level globally.
- PM Modi government trying to confuse people with campaign on Covid inoculation figures: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Senior Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury on Saturday alleged that the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to "confuse" the people of the country with its campaign on Covid-19 vaccination figures.
- Centre allocated Rs 500 crore to modernise rural infrastructure in Goa: PM Modi
To modernise rural infrastructure in Goa, the Central government has allotted Rs 500 cores to the state, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. "The budget allocated to modernise rural infrastructure in Goa has been hiked by 5 times. The Central govt has allotted Rs 500 crore for rural infrastructure in Goa," said PM Modi while interacting with beneficiaries of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme.
- Don’t let guard down in festive season, warns PM Modi
India's success in administering 100 crore doses of anti-Covid vaccines has generated a strong sense of optimism in all sections with experts upbeat about India's economy even as it was necessary to remember that having a strong "kavach (armour)" did not mean that people should let down their guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.
- In Uttar Pradesh, mafia begging for mercy, ‘mafiawadis’ are pained: PM Narendra Modi
With assembly elections just a few months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing on the previous Samajwadi Party government saying “’maafiawadi’ are pained over the steps taken by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath against mafia, who are now seeking mercy”.
- PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Nov 9
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kedarnath on November 9, said Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Uttarakhand president Madan Kaushik on Friday. Talking to ANI over phone, Kaushik said that the detailed programme of the Prime Minister's visit to Kedarnath will come later.
- PM Modi performs bhoomi poojan of Surat hostel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 'bhoomi poojan' ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 (Boys' Hostel), constructed by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat via video conferencing. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was also present during the event.
- At G20, PM Narendra Modi cautions on terror from Afghanistan
The PM called for the immediate and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan as the country battles food and health crises. Modi participated virtually in the summit that was convened by Italy, which currently holds the G20 presidency.
- IAF synonymous with courage, diligence, professionalism: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extend his greetings to air warriors and their families on Air Force Day and said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism. "The Indian Air Force has distinguished themselves in defending the country and through their humanitarian spirit in times of challenges," the PM said in a tweet.
- PM Modi visits Azadi@75 Expo in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 'Azadi@75-New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape' Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow on Tuesday. Defence minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath were also present here.
- Places with better healthcare infrastructure will attract more tourists: PM Narendra Modi
"It is a coincidence that today's programme is being organised on World Tourism Day. Some may wonder what a healthcare programme has to do with tourism, but healthcare has a very strong relationship with tourism," PM Modi said.
- India playing leading role globally under PM Narendra Modi: BJP
Party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi referred to the discussion on Covid-19 besides other issues in the Quad meeting, and said India will be playing a very important role in the production and distribution of over one billion vaccines to be made available for the members of the grouping.