Here are some interesting and often little known facts about Narendra Modi, who is being voted in almost every media poll to be the next Prime Minister, despite the vilifying campaign against him by the media at large. (Source – Quora)
- His full name is Narendra Damodardas Modi.
- He has been elected continuously 3 times as Chief Minister of Gujarat State.
- Some success achieved under Narendra Modi’s leadership:
– Gandhinagar is the Greenest Capital City in whole Asia.
– Surat is the fastest growing city in the world.
– Gujarat has become popular choice for business establishment.
– According to India Today 2005 report, Gujarat is the safest state as the Crime rate of it is 8.2 which is the least in India even after considering 2002 communal riots.
– Gujarat is having 2nd least crime against women among all Indian states.
– Gujarat state has been awarded as 2nd best state government in World by UN in year 2010.
– 10 years ago Gujarat had 50,000 crores loan from World Bank but today they have deposited 1 Lakh crore in World Bank.
– Gujarat state does have health card for animals.
- Modi writes poem in his leisure time just like shri atal vajpayee (former prime minister of India)
- Modi has written at least couple of books, the one I remember is “convenient action”
- Modi loves photography. Couple of years back he held a exhibition to showcase his photographs.
- Modi has got clean chit by all inquiries boards (including latest SIT) for 2002 communal riots.
- He is second most followed Indian leader on twitter after Shashi Tharoor.
- He has a personal staff of just three. None of his family member is in politics.
- He ordered the demolition of many Hindu temples that were built without proper government sanction. (Even when people sees him Pro-Hindu.)
- Even his image being created as non-secular, he is followed and admired by other religions including Muslims of his state.
- He speaks Gujarati, Hindi and English fluently
- On his visit to Japan in 2012 he gave his speech in Hindi – quite like AB Vajpayee did in UN.
- As a teenager Modi used to run a tea stall with his brother.
- During the Indo-Pak war in the mid sixties, even as a young boy, he volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at railway stations.
- He is a fan and follower of Swami Vivekananda and his principles.
- His political style is influenced by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.