Narendra Modi not the one PM to additionally function CM: Netizens faculty Sushil Modi

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BJP MP and former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi is being pulled up by netizens for saying Narendra Modi is the one prime minister to have additionally served because the chief minister of a state.

Addressing a gathering to elaborate on the occasion’s resolution to have fun PM Modi’s birthday, which falls on September 17, by a ‘Seva-Samarpan Pakhwada, Modi mentioned, “People sitting here might not know that Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat for 13 years. Then he became the Prime Minister of the country. It has been seven years for him, which means he has been serving the country for the last 20 years as a chief minister and prime minister. After independence, there has not been a single prime minister in the country, who has served as the chief minister as well as the prime minister. Narendra Modi is the only person. As a chief minister he took Gujarat to great heights and when he became Prime Minister, the whole world is celebrating India.”

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The Rajya Sabha MP shared the video of his speech on Twitter. But the factually incorrect assertion didn’t go down nicely with the netizens who schooled him. Narendra Modi is, in truth, the sixth prime minister who has additionally served as a chief minister.

According to info available on the federal government web site for the Prime Minister of India, the primary prime minister who was additionally a chief minister was Morarji Desai. Desai assumed the cost of prime ministership in 1977. In 1952, he had served because the chief minister of Bombay Presidency.

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Charan Singh, who grew to become the prime minster in 1979, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1967 and for the second time in 1970.

VP Singh served because the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1980 and have become the prime minister of the nation in 1989.

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PV Narasimha Rao served because the prime minster from 1991 to 1996. He was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1971 to 1973.

HD Deve Gowda, who grew to become the prime minister in 1996, was the elected because the chief minister of Karnataka in 1994.

Netizens name out Sushil Modi

Several netizens responded to the Rajya Sabha MP’s tweet, calling out his error.

“It would be prudent to check facts prior to posting unverified WhatsApp forwards (sic),” one mentioned.

Sushil Modi later tweeted that Narendra Modi was the one prime minister to function a chief minister for 13 steady years after which because the prime minister for seven years.

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