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By Andy Marino

ISBN-10: 9351362175

ISBN-13: 9789351362173

Narendra Modi, the BJP's leading ministerial candidate, is strong, well known and debatable. With the final elections as a result of finish in may well 2014, Modi's crusade rallies have drawn exceptional crowds. but, the fellow continues to be an enigma. His supporters regard him because the visionary, decisive chief India wishes at the present time. His detractors see him as a polarizing fi gure. Is Modi authoritative or authoritarian? Decisive or divisive? A workforce participant or a loner? Andy Marino recorded interviews with Narendra Modi in the course of greater than half-a-dozen unique conferences - unparalleled entry to a truly deepest guy. What emerged is that this riveting, target biography of a guy who might be India's leading minister. now not shying clear of the controversies that experience dogged Narendra Modi, together with the Gujarat riots and questions about the Gujarat version of governance and improvement, this political biography presents an independent account of in all likelihood crucial determine in Indian politics at the present time. Marino documents hour-by-hour info of the 2002 Gujarat riots, providing a balanced research of that uncooked wound on India's polity. It additionally finds hitherto unpublished, authenticated files, which makes this essentially the most vital books of 2014. the writer analyses Narendra Modi's values, the folk who formed his pondering and this kind of nationwide chief he'll make. own info of Modi's formative years, his wanderings within the Himalayas among the a long time of seventeen and nineteen, his upward push during the political ranks, his imaginative and prescient for India and his own philosophy on faith and politics are printed in a booklet that's lucid, fast moving and readable. Narendra Modi: A Political Biography is an insightful, exhaustive and impeccably researched account of the ascent of a political chief.

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One consequence of his role in coordinating between the GLSS and figures from outside the state had been that Modi was introduced to people involved in politics on a national level. They took away with them favourable impressions of the young and diligent Gujarati pracharak. Many people important in the RSS and its associated organizations had been traumatized by their imprisonment, through physical mistreatment or solitary confinement. A return to normality in Gujarat – a sort of ‘democratic reconstruction’ – took time and care, and Modi worked hard to restore regular functioning in the Sangh Parivar.

The turnaround began with the Ahmedabad municipal elections in February 1987. Modi, now thirty-six, had been given responsibility for organizing the campaign. A meticulous calculation was made about how many party workers were needed to canvas how many voters, and what percentage of success was likely from so much energy expended per ward. 5 Now it was the turn of the Congress party in Gujarat to be worried. It knew it was beginning to reap locally the harvest of divisive policies that had led to ethnic and religious segregation in Ahmedabad.

But still his career would prove to be full of friction over the years as he attempted to persuade his colleagues in the RSS, and later in the BJP, to accept and adopt them. ‘Not a single proposal, not a single initiative, was appreciated,’ Modi says of his experience at this time. ‘Always there was resistance, always there were questions. But if I am convinced, I will prove the results. ’ He speaks softly, as we sit one evening in his office. The voice rises in cadence as he recalls the days when he would argue and cajole his seniors in the RSS to think as economic reformers rather than as mere ideologues.

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