Mumbai: Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014, recently in an interview with Humans of Bombay Modi revealed that his mother did not understand that when he became Chief Minister of Gujarat, what was his job but but she made him promise that he would never take a bribe.
“I was living in Delhi when I found out. Before taking the oath, I went straight to see her in Ahmedabad, where she lives with my brother,” PM Modi recalled in an interview to Humans of Bombay.
Celebration was already began when I reached Ahmedabad, Heeraben Modi had already found out that her son was going to the chief minister of her state.
“I don’t think she knew what the post was about…my mother just looked at me, hugged me and said, ‘The best thing is that you will be back in Gujarat now’…,” PM Modi said
PM Modi said that his mother talked of not taking bribe and that words had an impact on him.
“…she [PM Modi’s mother] said, ‘Dekh bhai, I don’t understand what you do, but promise me you will never take a bribe — don’t ever commit that sin’,” PM Modi said.
He said that a woman who always livedin poverty with very little physical amenities, told him that bribery was a sin and that he must not indulge in such acts.
“Back in the day, even if someone told my mother that I got an ordinary job somewhere, she would have distributed mithai to the entire village,” PM Modi said.
For his mother designation of the person did not matter to her as long as the person was honest towards the country.
“So CM-VM nothing matters to her — as long as the human in the Chair strives to be honest and absolute for the country,” PM Modi said.
Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first time a single party had achieved this since 1984. Modi himself was elected to parliament from Varanasi. Since taking office, Modi’s administration has tried to raise foreign direct investment in the Indian economy, increased spending on infrastructure, and reduced spending on healthcare and social welfare programmes.
The BJP won 31% of the vote, and more than doubled its tally in the Lok Sabha to 282, becoming the first party to win a majority of seats on its own since 1984.
His first cabinet consisted of 45 ministers, 25 fewer than the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. 21 new ministers were added to the council of ministers in November 2014. During his premiership, India rose to the 77th rank from 142th in the 2018 Ease of Doing Business ranking by World Bank.