Are you familiar with Narendra Modi? If not, let me introduce him to you. Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 14th and the present Prime Minister of India. He was the former head of Bharatiya Janata Party, former Chief Minister of Gujarat and a member of Parliament from Varanasi. Many are saying that he is the best Prime Minister of India. Various blogs, reports, comments, and videos were published online with the aim of exposing and pointing out ideas and facts why he is the best PM of India.
Nonetheless, targeting the other side, I want to specifically enumerate reasons why Narendra Modi is the most influential Prime Minister of India. He is a prominent man, maybe not in my own country but in most developed nations like the United States and Singapore. I am not his fan nor admirer but I do appreciate all his good deeds as a politician and Prime Minister of India. Below are the summarized achievements of Narendra Modi:
1. He courageously invited foreign investment into Gujarat. In the present, Foreign Direct Investment is one of the primary targets of Modi`s government.
Indian government needs foreign cooperation and proliferation in order to bring development in all parts of India. After Narendra Modi did a remarkable job of attracting foreign investment in Gujarat, investment projects focusing on coal and power increases. From then on, Gujarat became the stepping stone of India in improving its performance in economy. In fact, India surpassed China and became the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment in 2015. One report said that India is hailed as one of the fastest growing major economies in the world.
2. He developed formal diplomatic relations with Southeast Asia and some Western nations.
Narendra Modi established a foreign policy that aims at improving good relations with Southeast Asia and some Western nations. In pursuit of this, he personally visited Japan, Nepal, and Bhutan within his 100 days as Prime Minister of India. After sometime, he made official visits to European countries, United States, Myanmar, and others.
Because of the India-European relations, the demographic and urban programs of several Indian metropolitan areas has led to the services and infrastructure requirements that are similar to European countries. European schools and universities practice student exchange and research partnership with Indian educational institutions.
3. He addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress in Washington on June 8, 2016.
Narendra Modi was invited by President Barack Obama to address a joint meeting of the U.S Congress. In his speech, he deployed humor to ease the tensions in between India and U.S on intellectual property rights. After he addressed a joint session of Congress, the partnership between U.S and India was deepened and became firm.
4. He is the first Prime Minister who invited all leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to attend his swearing-in ceremony on May 26, 2016.
He was noted as the most influential Prime Minister of India after he invited the heads of the governments of all South Asian states during his oath ceremony on May 26, 2016. “No world leader has been invited to attend what has traditionally been seen as a domestic event“, expressed Ministry of External Affairs before the day of oath.
5. Positive changes took place in India when he started to rule as Prime Minister of India.
Narendra Modi`s government top visions are the following:
a. control excessive corruption;
b. on the move to curbing the black money and;
b. work and build the economic development of the country.
Narendra Modi has implemented 52 programs for the poor. These includes Jan Dhan Yojana (bank accounts for the poor), life insurance, the Atal Pension Yojana, crop insurance, schemes for housing and for the girl child, Start-up India, Skill India and Stand-Up India.
To sum up, Narendra Modi has brightened the image of India today. By touring around the world, he has established a good relation with most nations. He took tough decisions in curbing the black money and brought back the discipline to Bureaucracy. Nevertheless, with all the mentioned and other achievements of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, the end is still far. There is a long way to go.