In what comes as a matter of pride, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as Time magazine's ‘100 Most Influential People 2020’
Bengaluru: In what comes as a matter of pride, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as Time magazine's ‘100 Most Influential People 2020’.
It is also interesting to note that Modi is the only politician from India to have been featured in the 'Leaders' category.
Apart from Modi, the other leaders who feature in the Time list include US President Donald Trump; Chinese President Xi Jinping; Joe Biden, presidential challenger to Trump in 2020 US elections; Kamala Harris, US Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election; Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Time noted that "the Dalai Lama (who has spent most of his life in refuge there) has lauded the country as ‘an example of harmony and stability’.”
PM Modi won his second successive victory last year in 2019 as his party alone won 303 seats, many more compared to the year 2014.
PM Modi has always worked with the motto “Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas,” which means “together, for everyone's growth, with everyone's trust”.
Just recently, PM Modi celebrated his 70th birthday. He has a huge fan following and draws phenomenal crowds wherever he goes.
In his second term as the PM, his government has taken several important decisions including the abrogation of articles 370 and 35A, abolition of triple talaq, amendment to the Citizenship Act, which gives citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, an end to the centuries-long Ram Mandir dispute, the bhumi pujan of which he performed on August 5. As we write this, he also got the farmers’ bills passed, which demolishes the hegemony the local mandis or APMC would have, thereby giving farmers a free market to sell their produce.
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Last Updated Sep 23, 2020, 5:29 PM IST