Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi Facts

Information and analysis about Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister.


BJP leader Narendra Modi is the new prime minister of India. His supporters talk about "vibrant Gujarat", his strong leadership, his lack of corruption, and personal qualities such as determination, resoluteness, decisiveness... even his dress sense. For others he is responsible for violence, riots and hate. This website gathers information which helps unravel these claims.

It is acknowledged that horrific violence took place under Modi's rule in Gujarat in 2002, but his role in the events is disputed. Material in this website shows that both those who see Modi as a danger to democracy and some of his hardline supporters agree that he sanctioned and presided over the violence. His "moderate" supporters reply "this is not true", or "the courts have found no evidence against him", or "others have also done bad things, look at the good things he has done", or "2002 was long ago - let's forget about it."

This website examines, via simple questions and answers, what happened in Gujarat in 2002, Modi's role, the role of the Sangh Parivar, the legal process, development and human rights in Gujarat, Modi's PR machine, Modi and the media, Modi and corruption, and a number of other themes. The information comes from journalists, human rights groups, economists, NGOs and sometimes even the government itself. There are also links to more detailed analyses of the history and ideology of the Sangh Parivar, the myth and reality of "vibrant Gujarat", the 2014 elections, etc.

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