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Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17 September 1950 is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election, giving the party a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian parliament), for the first time since 1984 general elections. In 2015, Modi was one of'30 most influential people on the internet' as the second-most-followed politician on Twitter and Facebook. As Narendra Modi turns 67, let’s have a look at his journey from childhood to becoming the Prime Minister of India:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 September 2016, 08:35:21 AM
Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

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PM Modi joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at age of eight, later he met Lakshmanrao Inamdar, popularly known as Vakil Saheb, who inducted him as a balswayamsevak (junior cadet) for RSS and became his political mentor.

Narendra Modi B'day: His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Modi B'day: His journey from childhood to PM

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As a child, PM Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus.

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

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On 26 June 1975, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency, Modi was forced to go underground in Gujarat to avoid arrest as he was pracharak in-charge of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS.

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

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On October 3, 2001, he replaced Keshubhai Patel as Chief Minister of Gujarat, with the responsibility of preparing the BJP for the December 2002 elections.

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

Narendra Modi B'day His journey from childhood to PM

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Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. He became the first Indian Prime Minister to invite all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation leaders to attend his swearing-in ceremony.