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Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) --The Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi was elected to take the place of Manmohan Singh as prime minister in India.
Danielle Haynes
Modi's party wins big in India elections

Modi's party wins big in India elections

NEW DELHI , May 16 (UPI) --Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party soundly defeated the ruling Congress Party in India's national election, according to results announced Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
India ends six-week national election

India ends six-week national election

NEW DELHI, May 12 (UPI) --India's six-week national election, with 814 million eligible voters, ended Monday, with results to be announced Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Anti-Muslim comments rock Indian election

Anti-Muslim comments rock Indian election

NEW DELHI, April 24 (UPI) -- Anti-Islamic remarks by an ally of Narendra Modi, favored to become India’s next leader after national elections, have embarrassed Modi's party.
Ed Adamczyk

Modi welcomes India polls dates, urges voters to participate

NEW DELHI, March 5 (UPI) -- India's Bharatiya Janata Party welcomed the election schedule as the party's prime minister hopeful urged the election of BJP candidates for "prosperity."

Pew Research poll indicates big lead for BJP in India elections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Indians, by a 3-to-1 margin, prefer the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to lead the country's next government, a Pew Research poll indicated.

Is this a recovery yet?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Rahul Gandhi to lead election campaign for Congress Party

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party said Rahul Gandhi will lead its election campaign, but the Gandhi family scion was not officially named the prime ministerial candidate.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

NEW DELHI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has held the post for nearly 10 years, said he will leave office after elections this year.

Six die, dozens hurt in India political rally explosions; four arrests

PATNA, India, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police in India's Bihar state said they were holding four people Monday in a series of bomb blasts that killed at least six people before a political rally.

Five people killed in series of bomb blasts at rally in Patna, India

PATNA, India, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Five people were killed in a series of blasts near a rally for India's prime minister candidate Narendra Modi in Patna Sunday just before he was to speak.

India's press council head calls for unification

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) -- The head of India's Press Council has suggested India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should unite to form one secular country to avoid the excesses of nationalism.

BJP functionary hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI, July 23 (UPI) -- Police in India's Tamil Nadu state are hunting the killers of a senior Hindu nationalist who was hacked to death at his home.

Indian court orders ex-minister to prison

NEW DELHI, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Indian court has given a former state minister 28 years in jail for her involvement in the deaths of 95 people during religious riots in Gujarat state a decade ago.

India sentences 32 people for Gujarat riot

NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former government minister is among 32 people convicted of criminal conspiracy for the deaths of 95 people during religious riots in Gujarat state a decade ago.
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Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: નરેન્દ્ર દામોદરદાસ મોદી, pronounced ; born 17 September 1950) is the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Born in a middle class family in Vadnagar, a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood, and an active politician since early in life having a masters degree in political science. In 1998, he was chosen by the leader of the BJP, L K Advani to direct the election campaign in Gujarat as well as Himachal Pradesh.

He became Gujarat's Chief Minister in October 2001, promoted to the office at a time when his predecessor Keshubhai Patel had resigned, following the defeat of BJP in the by-elections.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Narendra Modi."
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