From Being A Tea Vendor To The Prime Minister Of India
The success story of Narendra Modi is remarkable. Narendra Modi had the courage and conviction to turn every negative into a positive and made sure that all victories count, big or small.
Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi in Gujarat, just after India got her Independence from the British Raj. His family was struggling hard in order to meet basic necessities. The hometown of Narendra Modi was place known for its richness in terms of spirituality and learning. Narendra Modi, the third of the six children of his parents. He completed his schooling in Vadara, a small town in Gujarat. After schooling he started selling tea at the Vadnagar railway station to help his father.
After this he ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus. At the age of 13, Narendra Modi got engaged to Jashodaben Chimanlal. Narendra Modi was a junior cadet in RSS and he was known for being ‘balswayamsevak’. He had already given his heart to politics. To chase his dreams Narendra could not pursue his marital life and he left home.
In 1967 after leaving home he spent two years travelling from across Northern and North-eastern India. In 1971 after the Indo-Pak war, Modi joined the RSS as a propagandist while working in the staff canteen at Gujarat state road transportation corporation. Seeing the potential in him and realizing what an asset he would be, the RSS moved him to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1985.
In 1988, he became the Organizing Secretary of BJP’s Gujarat wing, and drove the party to victory in 1995 state elections. Thereafter he was transferred to New Delhi as the National Secretary of BJP. In 2001, when Keshubhai Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat stepped aside, the senior leader in BJP choose Modi as their Chief Ministerial Candidate.
In 2001, He became the Chief Minister of Gujarat and he has been voted back into power there for four consecutive terms. In fact his remarkable and unquestionable performance in Gujarat forced the top brass of BJP sitting in New Delhi, to make way for him and posture him as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the party in 2014 elections. And finally it was the day, 26th may when Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India.