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President Obama Attends Annual UN General Assembly
*** POOL ***NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping during the 70th annual UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters September 28, 2015 in New York City. Obama held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with have a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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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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