India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed a total of 20 years of remarkable and uninterrupted service in the public office on October 7, 2021. Modi is currently serving his second term as the prime minister in the country and he has been an enormously popular leader not only across the country but also across the world.
It was On 7 October 2001, he became Gujarat’s 14th chief minister. Being a four-term CM, he was able to serve the state with his capabilities, making him the longest-serving chief minister of the state.
On the day of completing 2 decades of service, the BJP is all set to celebrate it at its fullest and the party had launched the 20-day “Sewa aur Samarpan Abhiyan” to celebrate Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday which culminates on October 7. The party also focuses on cleanliness, in line with the “Swachh Bharat” vision of the Prime Minister which is done to spread awareness about PM Narendra Modi’s works in public office. Earlier, Swachh Bharat 2.0 mission was launched and the plan of this initiative is to make every city in India water-secure to ensure that the rivers are not polluted by sewage.
On October 7, Gurudwaras across the country will also perform ‘Ardas’, praying for the long life of Prime Minister Modi and a ‘langar’ will be organized as a part of the ‘Seva Samarpan’ campaign which was earlier launched in the country.
Analysis of Modi’s service as a PM
During these 20 years, he spent about 7 years as Prime Minister and is now serving the nation for a second term. Unlike other leaders, Modi’s new ideas and successful execution have been in talks among the people in the country. There is a list of his achievements during his past six years:
- Goods and Service Tax: GST was in the pipeline for 17 years before it became a major tax reform in 2017. The GST has overtaken the existing 17 indirect taxes to make it easier for the business world to comply with tax laws. The introduction of GST through a special session of Parliament three years ago remains a major highlight of the Modi government.
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: The Modi government enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code law in 2016. The law was amended for the second time earlier this year to make it more attuned to ground realities.
- Political acceptance: Revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya are some of the reforms done by the Modi government which lead the NDA government at the Center.
Nevertheless, Prime Minister Modi faces many challenges for the remaining four years of his second term in the PMO.
Covid-19: One of the challenges for the Modi government is to cope up with the Covid situation in the country. Covid captured the pandemic world with its collar. India is now the worst affected country as the country is the largest hotspot in the world, not just in the total number of confirmed cases. The pandemic is spreading to more villages in the country without medical health care facilities. The death toll from Covid is on the rise as India records the highest number of deaths per day in the world.