Narendra Dāmodardās Modī (नरेन्द्र मोदी}} Gujarati: નરેંદ્ર દામોદરદાસ મોદી, born September 17, 1950, has been the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat from October 7, 2001 to May 2014. He is currently the Prime Minister of India
He participated in the rise to political dominance of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat as its elections organiser in the early 1990s, a period which led to its election in 1995. He became Gujarat's Chief Minister in October 2001, promoted to that office when his predecessor Keshubhai Patel resigned, following the defeat of the BJP in by-elections.
He was re-elected in December 2002 as chief minister with 127 seats in the 182-member assembly. His term has been both attacked for mismanagement of and complicity in the 2002 Gujarat violence.
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