PM Narendra Modi named ‘Asian of the Year’ by The Straits Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was named ‘Asian of the Year’ for being development-focused leader of India by editors of Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times.
The Straits Times editors’ choice was based on several factors for selecting PM Narendra Modi. He was picked for being development-focused Prime Minister of India who fashioned an impressive victory for BJP in the Lok Sabha elections 2014.
In every December, editors of The Straits Times pick an Asian whose actions have significantly impacted his own society or the wider Asian continent in the 12 months past.
Last year, the award was shared by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The inaugural award, in 2012, went to President Thein Sein of Myanmar.