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.
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board M. M. C. Ferdinando who was at the center of controversy following his remarks to COPE, has resigned.Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera tweeted “I have accepted the letter of resignation tendered to me by the CEB Chairman Mr MMC Ferdinando.
Vice Chairman Nalinda Ilangaokoon will take over as the New Chairman CEB.”M.M.C. Ferdinando, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board said that he mistakenly told the Parliamentary Watchdog COPE that the President told him that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted that a Wind Power Project be awarded to the Adani Group.Speaking exclusively to News 1st, the CEB Chairman said he was very emotional when allegations were leveled at him at the Committee on Public Enterprises session on Friday (10).He said he was under pressure at the COPE session and admitted that he made a false statement.“I have withdrawn that statement,” he told News 1st.M.M.C.