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This Happened — May 26: Modi Becomes India’s Prime Minister

Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India on this day in 2014, after his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won a majority in the Indian general election.

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What were Modi's main promises during his election campaign?

Narendra Modi campaigned on a platform of economic growth, job creation, and improving infrastructure in India. He also pledged to tackle corruption and promote social and religious harmony.

What has Modi achieved during his tenure as Prime Minister?

Modi has launched several initiatives during his time as Prime Minister, including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), Make in India, and Digital India. He has also implemented economic reforms and infrastructure projects, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Sagarmala project. Additionally, his government has launched several welfare schemes, such as Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

What is the future of Modi's leadership in India?

Modi's popularity remains strong in India, and his party won a second term in office in the 2019 general election. However, there are concerns about the government's handling of issues such as the economy and the pandemic. The 2024 general election will be a key test of Modi's leadership and his party's popularity.

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This Happened — September 26: Oktoberfest Terrorist Attack

On this day in 1980, the Oktoberfest terrorist attack happened in Munich.

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