Being in the public eye holding an accountable position for 20 years is indeed an achievement. Sharing the record with a few, and surpassing many other global leaders, Prime Minister of India and BJP main pawn Narendra Modi on Wednesday set a new record as he enters the 20th year in public office.
This has been yet another milestone in Modi’s political career which witnessed many momentous events like achieving pre-eminence for BJP, laying the foundation stone for the temple in Ayodhya, repealing of Article 370, and banning the practice of triple talaq.
Social on Wednesday flooded with congratulatory messages while the Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a tweet compared Modi’s political career with world leaders, including former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Franklin Roosevelt and late UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who were renowned longest-serving leaders of an elected government.
Before being elected as the Prime Minister in 2014, Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat for 13 years starting 2001. He assumed the office soon after the state was rattled by the Bhuj earthquake. He has now entered the 7th year as the Prime Minister of India.