In 2014 General Elections, the NDA had won 336 out of 543 parliamentary constituencies.
Before taking over as the PM, Modi was the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat for three consecutive terms (2001 to 2014). As the CM, he is credited with boosting Gujarat's economy and making it a lucrative investment destination for industrialists.
A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Aiming to transform India into a global manufacturing hub, Modi took the initiative of launching the ' Make in India' campaign on September 2014.
On November 8, 2016, in a surprise announcement, he ordered to ban higher denomination currency notes (Rs 500 and Rs 1,000) to weed out black money and end corruption.
Ever since he has taken over the office, Modi has tried to raise foreign direct investment in the Indian economy, increased the budget on infrastructure and reduced spending on healthcare and social welfare programmes. He also initiated a national-level sanitation campaign and abolished environmental and labour laws.
To fight against the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, PM Modi on March 19, 2020, in an address to nation, appealed to citizens to follow "Janta curfew" on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the virus.
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