Narendra Modi is the current Chief Minister of Gujarat which is the most evolved state of India. He has also completed a master's degree in political science from Gujarat University. Narendra Modi comes from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), In 1998, he was chosen by L. K. Advani, the leader of BJP. He became Chief Minister of Gujarat in 7 October 2001 and he is a longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat. He has also been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and that time he took up the challenging task of energising the party cadres in right earnest.
Narendra Modi was born in a middle class family in Vadnagar in Mehsana district of Bombay State of India during India-Pakistan war and from there he has completed his school education. As a young man, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. At present Modi is a strong leader of Gujarat state of India.
Narendra Modi was awarded Gujarat Ratna by Shir Poona Gujarati Bandhu Samajat Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on celebration of centenary year. Narendra Modi is known for struggling lifestyle. He has been trying to project himself as a political heir of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Modi has also tried to turn his image from an Hindu Nationalist politician to an image of able administrator.
On 27 February 2002, a train was burned by a Muslim mob in the town of Godhra leading to 59 deaths, most of them Hindu pilgrims and activists returning from the holy city of Ayodhya. Riots broke out in the state after it was suspected to be caused by Muslims, leading to 1180 deaths, many of them Muslims. Modi administration was accused of inaction over the riots and for encouraging them. As an aftermath of the riots, there were calls for Modi to resign from his position as chief minister of Gujarat. The opposition parties stalled the national parliament over the issue. Even Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), allies of the BJP, asked for Modi's resignation. Modi submitted his resignation to the Governor and recommended the dissolution of the 10th Gujarat Legislative Assembly. In the following state re-elections the BJP, led by Modi, won 127 seats in the 182-member assembly.
In April 2009, the Supreme Court of India appointed a special team of investigators to look into the role Modi had played in the alleged anti-Muslim conspiracy. The team was appointed in response to the complaint of Zakia Jafri, the widow of ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was murdered in the riots. In December 2010, a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) in its report to the Supreme Court seeking answers pertaining to the Ehsan Jafri case, submitted that they had found no evidence against Narendra Modi.
However in February 2011, the Times of India reported that a confidential report from the SIT indicted Modi on several counts of alleged complicity in the Gujarat riots of 2002. Most other sources have noted that the SIT report does not indict Modi for the riots due to lack of evidence. The Indian Express too said the report did not find any Modi involvement in the violence, though it did accuse him of watering down the seriousness of the situation. According to the Hindu, the report not only found that Modi tried to water down the seriousness of the situation, but Modi also implicitly justified the killings of Muslims, and failed to condemn the attacks on them. The Bharatiya Janata Party demanded an investigation into the publication of the report, claiming the leak was politically motivated.
The apex court refused to pass any order on the case and referred it to the Ahmedabad magistrate for a decision. In April 2012, a Special Investigation Team found absolved Modi of any involvement in the Gulberg massacre, arguably the worst episode of the riots. On 7 May 2012, a Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae, Raju Ramachandran observed that Modi can be prosecuted under sections 153 A (1) (a) & (b), 153 B (1), 166 and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity among different groups during the 2002 Gujarat riots. However the amicus report has been criticised by the Special Investigation Team for relying heavily on the testimony of a perjurer.
Narendra modi speaks a Gujarati purged of Persian words, better crafted. His Hindi is marked by his nasal accent, but is correct. Radiating charisma in the state, Narendra Modi is positioning himself to be the Prime Minister of the country. Wbe able to pull the plug and reach the top most position as there are some who have perceived Modi as a man of steel having gone through fire. The constant picking media barbs have not left him embittered. We can tell by understanding him as a person. Born on 17th September 1950, he is 61. His resume says he has a master’s in political science. Brought up in Vadnagar, a small town in Mehsana, he grew up in a culture that instilled in him the values of generosity, benevolence and social service.