Who is Narendra Modi? (1950 – present)

  • Indian politician, 19th and current Prime Minister (since May 2014).
  • Hindu Nationalist and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), previously served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state (2001- 2014), praised for growth-oriented economic policies but criticised for failing to quell sectarianism.
  • Most dominant Indian PM in living memory (power centralised, opposition crushed, deferential cabinet, hugely popular on the street).
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