On May 26, 2014 Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of India. Just last year he was confirmed for a second term that will last until 2024.
Modi, born in 1950 in Vadnagar, India, is the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Before taking up the aforementioned office, he was already Prime Minister of the State of Gujarat three times, precisely from 2001 to 2014. Modi's vision aims to implement the Hindu nationalist programme and, in fact, the revocation of the special status of Kashmir goes precisely in this direction. In fact, Kashmir is the only region with a Muslim majority in a predominantly Hindu country. This special status included "separate constitution and flag, reserved seats for public employment and scholarships and exclusive property rights for native Kashmiris". In addition, Kashmir was dismembered into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir.
Returning to a brief overview of the Prime Minister's life, during his youth in the 1970s, he joined a pro-Hindu organization called Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and, as time passed, became part of the organization's hierarchy. In 1987 he joined the BJP Party. He built a reputation that led him to an election campaign where he presented himself as a pragmatic candidate, winning by a clear advantage over the Congressional Party, which had ruled the country for almost 50 years. Even for the second term, the victory was surprising.
Right now he is grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic, which has affected every country in the world indiscriminately. In this context, India faces many problems, including: the difficulties of implementing social distancing, as millions of people live in slums, and the lack of health care services.
Marta Annalisa Savino
Laureata magistrale in "Relazioni Internazionali", appassionata di scrittura, viaggi, lingue tra cui inglese, francese e spagnolo, politica internazionale e geopolitica. Il suo focus di interesse è sul Nord America e sui suoi rapporti con il resto del mondo. Autrice di "Framing the World.
Master's Degree in "International Relations", keen on writing, travelling, languages including english, french, spanish, international politics and geopolitics. Her focus of interest is North America and its relationship with the rest of the world. Author of "Framing the World".