Narendra Modi

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Modi in 2015

Narendra Modi (born 17 September 1950) is the conservative Prime Minister of India. He has served in the position since 2014, when he won a historic landslide election[1] in which his party received more votes than any other party in the world had ever received in history.[2] He served as the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. In 2017, his party, the conservative BJP, won another astounding victory, giving the party complete political control over India.[3][4] While not having a Christian foundation as a Hindu (and restricting the religious freedom of Christians[5][6][7][8] and other religions, as well as being blamed for rising Christian persecution in India[9] and being a lifetime member of the fanatic Hindu organisation RSS, which violently persecutes Christians[10]), Modi has taken more conservative and free market political positions.[11] He is a member of the Hindu nationalist[12] Bharatiya Janata Party.[13] He has called for population control.[14]

One of his most notable decisions as Prime Minister was to declare worthless 500–1000 Rupee notes in order to combat the black market.[15] Another notable decision was his revocation of the special constitutional status of Kashmir in 2019.[16]

Both the mainstream media[17] and the conservative media have[18] compared Modi and his policies to United States President Donald Trump. He has also been compared to the earlier U.S. President Ronald Reagan.[19] In November 2019, Modi pulled out of a proposed multilateral trade treaty with other Asian countries as it was not in India's interests.[20] In December 2019, India's parliament passed a bill giving citizenship to religious minorities from Muslim-majority countries that sought refuge in India.[21]

In early-July 2017, Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.[22]

Modi faced a difficult re-election campaign in 2019,[23] but cruised to a landslide victory, winning even more seats[24] than before the election.[25]

On September 22, 2019, an event was held between India and the United States, specifically between Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump, titled "Howdy Modi!" During this meeting, the Mayor of Houston, Texas handed PM Modi the Key to the City. 70,000 Americans, including many Indian-Americans, were present, and the two leaders discussed pertinent issues, such as terrorism, Iran, and Pakistan.[26]

References

  1. Election Results 2014: Narendra Modi Wins India. BJP and Allies Cross 300 Seats. NDTV. May 17, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. Rose, Thomas (May 16, 2014). Narendra Modi, Greatest Vote-Getter in Human History: 'Good Days Are Coming' to India. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  3. Daniyal, Shoaib (March 11, 2017). One-party rule: With the BJP's massive win in UP, is Modi set to be the new Nehru?. Scroll.in. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. Jagannathan, R (March 12, 2017). 2017 Assembly elections explained: Modi's massive win in 2014 was no fluke. Business Standard. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. Mohan, Siddhant (January 27, 2016). India targets Western, Christian groups at odds with Hinduism. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  6. US Senators express concern for religious liberty in Modi’s India. National Herald. June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  7. Di Pane, James; Enos, Olivia (March 10, 2017). India’s New Restrictions on Religious Liberty Threaten Critical Aid to the Poor. The Daily Signal. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  8. Zaimov, Stoyan (November 30, 2016). Christians in India: Are Believers Safer Under Modi's Gov't or Facing Increased Persecution? The Christian Post. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  9. Overdorf, Jason (March 27, 2018). India’s Christians fault Hindu PM for rising climate of persecution. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  10. The Powerful Group Shaping The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism In India. NPR (3 May 2019).
  11. Rose, Thomas (May 13, 2014). Rich Man Poor Man: The Rise of Narendra Modi's India. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  12. Pillalamarri, Akhilesh (June 11, 2019). India’s Right to Cultural Self-Determination. The American Conservative. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
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  13. Das, Krishna N. (November 8, 2018). India's ruling BJP turns up Hindu nationalist heat with renamings, statue plan. Reuters. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  14. Abbamonte, Jonathan (August 27, 2019). Indian prime minister demands demographic death, embraces population control. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  15. Xenakis, John J. (November 12, 2016). World View: India’s PM Narendra Modi Declares 500-1000 Rupee Notes Worthless. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  16. Multiple references: India's parliament approved the change: See also:
  17. Basu, Tapan (November 18, 2016). A Tale of Two Elections: How Trump 2016 Echoed Modi 2014. The Wire. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  18. Nazarian, Adelle (June 27, 2017). Narendra Modi and Donald Trump: Five Similarities Between These Two Changemakers. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  19. Narendra Modi: India's Reagan?. Breitbart News. June 2, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  20. Wongcha-um, Panu; Tanakasempipat, Patpicha; Lee, Liz (November 3, 2019). India rejects China-backed Asian trade deal, as others move ahead. Reuters. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  21. Sharma, Ashok (December 11, 2019). India’s Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill. Associated Press. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
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  22. Danan, Deborah (July 5, 2017). Netanyahu To Modi: India, Israel A Marriage Made In Heaven. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  23. Multiple references: See also:
  24. Schmall, Emily (May 24, 2019). India’s ruling party takes 303 of 525 seats in election win. Associated Press. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  25. Multiple references: See also:
  26. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pm-modi-heaps-praise-on-donald-trump-here-s-what-he-said/story-fkSlZZ2eMv8ctJDfSsPzqI.html