PM Modi completes 2 decades as an elected public representative, know how his journey was

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new Delhi: The Prime Minister started his journey as an elected public representative about 20 years ago. On February 24, 2002, as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi won the Rajkot-II assembly by-election. This was Modi’s first election campaign, as by then he had been assigned organizational duties in the BJP and earlier with the RSS. In October 2001, Modi was moved from Delhi to Gandhinagar to take over as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, after which it was necessary that he win the assembly seat within six months. The seat was vacated for Modi by senior BJP leader Vajubhai Vala, who defeated the Congress candidate by a margin of 14,718 votes. Nine months later, Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, returned with a thumping majority in the regular schedule of assembly elections in December 2002. However, this time, he represented Maninagar constituency, part of Ahmedabad. He won from the same constituency in 2007 and 2012, ruling Gujarat for three consecutive terms. In 2014, Modi was the prime ministerial face of the BJP and contested the Lok Sabha elections from Vadodara in Gujarat and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and won both by a huge margin. He chose to leave Vadodara during his journey to become the Prime Minister and continued to represent the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in 2019. Last year, Prime Minister Modi completed 20 years as the head of a public office. On 7 October 2001, Modi was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the first time and held the position for 13 years until he was sworn in as Prime Minister in May 2014. On completing two decades as head of public office, the BJP launched a 20-day ‘Seva and Surrender Abhiyan’ on his birthday on 17 September and culminated on 7 October to mark the anniversary of his two decades in public life. did.

[Attribution to NBT]

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