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Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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India helped 80 crore people with free ration during COVID-19, but not freebies: UP CM

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ALSO READ: How would you define freebies? Poor entitled to ‘basic needs', says Jayati Ghosh Among other things, the UP CM said that it is a matter of pride that the country has emerged as the fifth largest economy in the world, adding, India's ability is being recognised at the global platform under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, in August renowned economist Jayati Ghosh said that 'basic needs' like nutrition, healthcare, housing and education, which the government should provide for its citizens, are not freebies.

She asserted that the poor are more entitled to receive their basic needs. "India has one of the highest rates of multidimensional poverty in the world, and has done a poor job of ensuring that all its people receive adequate food and nutrition, healthcare, housing, education access, etc. "In most other countries, universal access to reasonable quality goods and services that constitute 'basic needs' is seen as the responsibility of the state, not as 'freebies'," she had said.

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