Will Modi make it to Race Course Road?

Snakes & ladders is a game of steep jumps, sudden falls & of course, chance. Politics isn’t very different, definitely not the political career of Narendra Modi. Play this game & watch how Modi graduated from working in a tea stall to a front-runner for the Prime Minister's job.

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  • PM Advani & Deputy PM Modi?
  • 2014
  • A third front coalition led by Nitish Kumar against Modi?
  • A day later, Advani withdraws his resignation.
  • Advani quits all BJP posts.
  • Modi appointed BJP poll head for 2014 elections.
  • Modi becomes CM for a record 4th term. December 2012.
  • Anil Ambani compares Modi with Mahatma Gandhi. January 2013.
  • Following UK's footsteps,
    EU ends Modi boycott. February 2013.
  • Wharton India Economic Forum withdraws invitation to Modi.
    March 2013.
  • Powered by Modi, BJP wins all 6 by-polls in Gujarat.
    June 2013.
  • Advani skips BJP's national executive meet in Goa, citing "upset stomach"
  • UK ends
    boycott. October 2012.
  • Modi crosses a million followers on Twitter. October 2012.
  • Maya Kodnani, ex-minister in
    Modi's cabinet,
    sentenced to 28 years.
    August 2012.
  • Friend-turned-foe Keshubhai Patel rebels, floats own party.
  • IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt files an affidavit in SC against Modi.
    April 2012.
  • "An sms (to Tata) that cost one rupee bought the Nano plant here." – Narendra Modi
    (June 2010)
  • 8,500 MoUs worth $241 billion signed at Vibrant Gujarat summit.
  • Nitish Kumar asks Modi to stay away from Bihar.
    July 2010.
  • Supreme Court appointed SIT gives Modi clean chit.
    April 2011.
  • Modi begins a series of Sabdhavana fasts in Ahmedabad.
    September 2011.
  • Days later, he refuses to wear a 'skull cap' offered by a Muslim cleric at the fast.
  • Modi woos Tata to open the Nano factory in Gujarat after Bengal unrest.
    October 2008.
  • Modi sweeps Gujarat polls again.
  • Deals worth Rs 6.6 lakh crore signed at Vibrant Gujarat summit.
    January 2007.
  • US denies Visa.
    March 2005.
  • apologises a week later.
  • Modi spars with business leaders at a CII meet over Gujarat riots in February 2003.
  • Advani attends Modi's swearing-in.
  • Gujarat riots leave hundreds dead, thousands displaced.
    February-March 2002.
  • PM Vajpayee contemplates sacking Modi, exhorts him to follow 'Raj Dharma'. Advani saves Modi's job
  • Stung by criticism, Modi dissolves assembly, comes back with a thumping majority.
    December 2002.
  • Appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat by PM A. B. Vajpayee.
    October 2001.
  • Modi, backed by RSS and Advani, is a set to replace Patel
  • Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel quits after criticismfor mishandling quake relief andslowing investments.
  • Appointed
    General Secretary
    of BJP.
  • Shunted to Delhi in 1995 partly because of fallouts with senior Gujarat BJP leaders.
  • Born September 17, 1950 to a family of grocers in Vadnagar, Gujarat.
  • Works at a tea stall, joins RSS.
  • Becomes a RSS Pracharak for six Gujarat districts.
  • Modi was one of the choreographers of Advani's Rath Yatra.
  • Modi's strategy leads to BJP's victory in Gujarat.
  • "Gujarat is the shortest cut to Delhi"
    – L K Advani
    (March 1995)

Rules of the game:

  1. a) Ladders represent career defining successes, moments of glory
  2. b) Snakes represent moments of infamy or missteps
  3. c) The last five squares are yet to be played