New Delhi, Pretr. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that Narendra Modi is a ‘national leader’ in the true sense who has given real identity to the word Prime Minister. He also said that earlier this award was given to those leaders who could never prove their worth and who were able to win elections from only one or two reserved Lok Sabha constituencies. Amit Shah said that immediately after the independence movement, national leaders were recognized by their names in the areas because of their participation in the freedom struggle. The expression (national leader) was heavily misused in later decades, especially during the coalition era. Delhi’s media generously distributed national leader status to its ‘friends and favourites’. Shah has said this about Modi in the book ‘Modi: 20 Dreams Meet Delivery’ to come out on May 11 by Roopa Publications.

The BJP had achieved its biggest Lok Sabha victory in 2014, before repeating its victory by a huge margin in the 2019 general election under Modi. Shah, a confidante of Prime Minister Modi for more than three decades, has written that it is the most important thing for a leader. A good teacher is to travel to ordinary places, to meet ordinary families, to share common experiences and to do all this in ordinary ways. He said, ‘Narendra Modi has done this with more frequency and firmness than any politician in the last 75 years’.

Amit Shah said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Modi’s steps as Prime Minister to distribute LPG cylinders and build toilets in homes stemmed from this understanding. With no party securing a majority in the Lok Sabha from 1984 to 2014, Shah said that between 1952 and 1984, the parties and Prime Ministers lost the reputation of the freedom movement, family legacy, anger against the ruling party (1977), appeasement. With a mix of fear and sympathy (1984), class bias, vote bank mobilization and the 1971 Garibi Hatao, he won a majority on the basis of hollow slogans.

Shah wrote that now everyone believes that the 2014 elections were the most decisive change in the history of Indian politics. He said Modi’s appeal is being seen as a key factor in the BJP’s victory in the state elections, including the recently held assembly elections in five states.

Shah said, “He (Modi) is not just a companion, or a mascot for some programs and rallies. He complements the concerns of state BJP units and leaders with a keen understanding of local politics. He is very different from the so-called national leaders of other parties who are mere on-and-off visitors and have no idea of ​​the ground reality.

BJP became the single largest party with the experience of PM Modi

Amit Shah said that after assuming the top post of the country, his full participation in the party and commitment towards its development has not diminished a bit. He has not sacrificed party interests for strategic advantage in government, but actually sees them as symbiotic.

Recalling the Prime Minister’s suggestions, Shah said that it was Modi who advised him to use technology and launch a BJP membership drive on the basis of missed calls. When he went to her regarding practice in 2015 as the then party president. Shah said Modi’s immediate reaction was that it would serve no purpose if the party did it the old fashioned way as it would simply and lazily nominate more and more members from areas where it was already strong.

He said the idea of ​​a missed call was part of a strategy to reach out to mute BJP supporters, who were attracted to the party but did not know how to physically interact and engage with its members. He wrote that the campaign made the BJP the largest party in any democracy in terms of membership numbers. This increased our expansion into areas and communities that were hitherto hard to reach.

This book is edited and compiled by Bluecraft Digital Foundation. It is a compilation of chapters written by eminent intellectuals and experts. In this, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, election expert Pradeep Gupta, eminent badminton player PV Sindhu, banker Uday Kotak, economist and former NITI Aayog chief Arvind Panagariya, prominent cardiologist Devi Shetty and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani also contributed. Is.

Edited By: Arun Kumar Singh