narendra modi TIME LINE

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  • BORN

    BORN
    September 17, 1950: Narendra Damodardas Modi is born in the ancient city of Vadnagar in present-day Gujarat state into a middle-class Hindu family.
  • JOINS BJP

    1987: Modi joins the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the 7-year-old party becomes more popular and taps into the growth of Hindu nationalism across India
  • ROSE TO PROMINENCE IN THE PARTY

    2The RSS seconded Modi to the BJP in 1987
  • Became the national seceratory of BJP

    1In 1998, Modi was promoted to the post of National Secretary of the BJP
  • BECAME THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF BJP

  • Became the Chief Minister of Gujarat

    He first became chief minister of Gujarat in October 2001, being promoted to the office upon the resignation of his predecessor, Keshubhai Patel
  • GODHRA RIOTS

    February 27, 2002: Riots break out after over 50 Hindu pilgrims die in a train fire in the town of Godhra.Modi, as chief minister, is accused by his critics of not doing enough to stem the riots and even quietly encouraging them
  • MODI WAS ELECTED AGAIN AS THR CM OF GUJARAT

  • US Visa denied

    2005: Modi is denied a visa to travel to the United States for alleged violation of religious freedom, causing uproar in India. Modi describes the denial of a diplomatic visa and revoking of a business visa as insulting and asks the government in New Delhi to take up the issue with U.S. officials.
  • MODI CRITICIZED THE PM

    On 18 July 2006, Modi criticised the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, "... for his reluctance to revive anti-terror legislations" such as the Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act
  • WON THR BEST CHIEF MINSTER OF THE STATE AWARD

  • TATA NANO CONTRACT

    October 2008: Modi persuades Tata Motors to move its factory to build its ultra-low cost Nano car to Gujarat from West Bengal after protests from farmers over land compensation
  • FDI PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

    fDi Personality of the Year Award (2009) by fDi Magazine. This award was withdrawn later and awarded to the state of Gujarat instead.
  • APPEARED ON THE COVER PAGE OF TIME MAGAZINE

    In March 2012, Modi appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of the Time magazine, one of India's few politicians to have done so
  • MODI ELECTED FOR 2014 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTON

    Modi was selected to head the poll campaign for 2014 parliamentary election, at the national level executive meeting of BJP on 10 June 2012.
  • WEB CAM CHAT COONTROYVERSY

    August 31, 2012: Modi addresses a number of topics during an online web cam chat which draws questions from around India and across the world. Viewed as a media-savvy politician, the 62-year-old is also an avid Twitter user with more than a million followers.
  • UK's 10-year boycott on modi ends

    October 22, 2012: British High Commissioner James Bevan sits down with Modi to discuss business and investment in a landmark meeting that ends the UK's 10-year diplomatic boycott imposed on him for failing to stop the Gujarat riots.
  • MODI'a enters this 4th term as chief minsiter

    December 13, 2012: Modi seeks to win a fourth term as chief minister of Gujarat. . For the first time during campaigning in India, Modi uses 3-D projections of himself to appear "live" on stage at simultaneous events. Opinion polls indicate Modi will cruise to another victory
  • WON THE 2007 STATE ELECTION

    The BJP won the 2007 election, gaining 122 of the 182 seats in the state assembly, and Modi continued in office as chief minister
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    WORKED IN THE STAF CANTEEN

    He began work in the staff canteen of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), where he stayed till he became a full–time pracharak (propagator) of the RSS
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    played a chief role in the state elections

    Modi was a key strategist for the BJP in the successful 1995 and 1998 Gujarat state election campaigns
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    SECOND TERM