Narendra Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.
Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Modi’s administration has focused on infrastructure development, reducing bureaucracy, and encouraging increased foreign direct investment in the Indian economy. His government has launched several ambitious social welfare programmes, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, and the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana.
Modi has also taken steps to reduce corruption and improve the efficiency of the bureaucracy. He has implemented the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a single indirect tax for the entire country, and demonetised high-value currency notes to reduce black money and counterfeit currency.
Modi has also sought to increase India’s influence in the world. He has strengthened India’s ties with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Israel. He has also sought to strengthen India’s defence capabilities, including the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia.
Modi has also sought to improve India’s relations with its neighbours. He has sought to strengthen ties with Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Modi has also sought to promote India’s soft power, including through the use of technology. He has sought to promote digital payments and the use of mobile banking, and has launched several initiatives to promote digital literacy. He has also sought to promote India’s culture and heritage through initiatives such as the International Yoga Day.
Modi has sought to promote economic growth in India. He has implemented several reforms to improve the ease of doing business in India, and has sought to attract foreign investment into the country. He has also sought to promote the Make in India initiative, which seeks to increase manufacturing in India.
Modi has sought to promote environmental protection in India. He has sought to promote renewable energy sources, and has implemented several initiatives to reduce air and water pollution. He has also sought to promote sustainable development, and has implemented several initiatives to reduce plastic pollution.
Overall, Narendra Modi has sought to promote economic growth, reduce corruption, and strengthen India’s ties with the world. He has also sought to promote social welfare, environmental protection, and India’s soft power.
- Social Welfare
- Foreign Policy