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Narendra Modi turns 64 today

A devout Hindu, the young Modi was attracted by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) discipline and authority. He was impressed by the fact that only one person gave all the orders in the Shakha and everyone followed the command

In 1967, he broke away from his family

After 1971 war, Modi joined RSS as pracharak

Did BA (Honours) in Political Science and MA from Gujarat University

After serving RSS for a decade and a half, in 1988, was made general secretary of BJP's Gujarat unit

In 1991, organized and accompanied then BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi on the Kanyakumari-Srinagar Ekta Yatra (Unity March)

In 1995, Modi played a role at the party's national level

In 1998, promoted as general secretary (organization)

On Oct 7, 2001, sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister

In December 2002, returns with a massive majority

In December 2007, sworn in as Chief Minister for the second time

In December 2012, sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister for the third time

On Sep 13, 2013, made BJP's prime ministerial candidate


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