Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman and JP Nadda among many who congratulated Modi for completing 20 years of service without a break
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached yet another political milestone on Wednesday as he entered his 20th year in a public office without a leave. The Prime Minister also achieved the feat of being among the world leaders who have served extended tenures as the heads of an elected government. Other world leaders in the list are
- Bill Clinton in the United States (20 years),
Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States (16 years 3 months),
Helmut Kohl in Germany (16 years),
George W. Bush in the United States (14 years),
Francois Mitterrand in France (13 years 11 months),
Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom (11 years 8 months) and
Barack Obama in the United States (8 years).
Netizens could not keep calm after knowing that the Prime Minister has not taken any break in the last 20 years. They were all praise for the Prime Minister. Some senior leaders too congratulated PM Modi for achieving this feat. #20YearsofNamo was trending on top on Twitter in the first half of the day. Here are some interesting reactions.
PM @narendramodi has become one of the longest serving head of an elected government in the world. It is a matter of great pride for every Indian. May he get all the strength so that India and the world grow prosperous with peace and sustainability. #20thYearOfNamo pic.twitter.com/MZzpiO88W4
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) October 7, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as CM of Gujarat for the first time on Oct 7, 2001. Since then, he has never lost an election as the head of a government…
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) October 7, 2020
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 7, 2020
I'm lucky to be at the same time when India has moved to the centre stage of global world order under the visionary leadership of PM @narendramodi Ji. India's destiny was written on #ThisDay in 2001 when Modi Ji took oath as CM of Gujarat & leading us now as PM. #20thYearOfNaMo pic.twitter.com/kMQjSwWPFY
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 7, 2020
A lot to learn from PM @narendramodi Ji's own 20 years journey in public office without a break. A visionary and unconventional leader who is working tirelessly for "we billions of citizens" for a stronger and happier nation.#20thYearOfNaMo pic.twitter.com/ZU3ywBCmjO
— Neetu Garg (@NeetuGarg6) October 7, 2020
— BJP (@BJP4India) October 7, 2020
PM Sri @narendramodi Ji has completed 6941 successful days in total as CM of Gujarat & PM of India. One of the unblemished tenures ever seen. Kept public welfare as a priority and never worried about himself. Always kept sovereignty & pride of India intact. #20thYearOfNamo pic.twitter.com/9OzbiZ6KBf
— Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi (@SudhanshuTrived) October 7, 2020
On #20thYearOfNaMo, Shri @JPNadda writes that one of the main reasons behind PM @NarendraModi ji's longevity as an elected leader is his ability to challenge himself continuously, more aggressively than any outside challenger would try to.https://t.co/sO534hR7MS
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) October 7, 2020
Uninterrupted power supply, agricultural reforms, industrial growth, steps to promote girl education. Shri @narendramodi transformed Gujarat in more than one way. Now under his leadership as Hon'ble @PMOIndia, our India is transforming into New India. #20thYearOfNaMo pic.twitter.com/W4KG93wXuS
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) October 7, 2020
Prime Minister’s office tenure
PM Modi has served 13.5 years as the Chief Minister of Gujrat and today he completed 6.5 years as the Prime Minister of the country. PM Modi became the CM in Gujarat at a time when the saffron party was battling infighting among its own leaders. It can’t be denied that Narendra Modi used his three terms as CM of Gujrat to strengthen the party and helped BJP to end the domination of Congress at the centre.
Modi was sworn in as Gujarat chief minister on October 7, 2001 soon after the catastrophic earthquake which had rocked Bhuj area in Gujarat. His several steps to help the state develop at a rapid pace earned him a tag of a progressive leader. The massive development work in the state helped Narendra Modi become a popular face across the country as he cut state boundaries. Narendra Modi won three consecutive terms in Gujarat till 22 May 2014. Then, he was sworn-in as the PM of India and since then he continues to be head of Prime Minister’s office in the country.
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