Amit Shah

Amit Shah is the incumbent President of Bhartiya Janta Party and a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He held important positions under Modi's cabinet when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and was made the President of BJP in July 2014 after Modi became the Prime Minister. Shah also managed the party's campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the General Elections where it performed exceptionally winning 73 out of 80 seats. Shah entered politics by becoming a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and later joined the BJP. Shah has also been a controversial leader and was accused of orchestrating fake encounter of criminal Sohrabuddin Sheikh and two others. His name also appeared in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. He was appointed the chief of BJP for the second consecutive time in 2015. He is currently spearheading party's campaign for upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
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Prakash Raj: I am anti-Modi, anti-Shah, anti-Hegde. They are not Hindus

Prakash Raj said, “Whether I have voted for him or not, he is my prime minister. He must speak up against these people. He must pull up his minister for saying that they are here to change the Constitution.”

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Shiv Sena asks PM Modi, Amit Shah to clarify Pravin Togadia’s claims

“When four senior SC judges came out and revealed the interference (of the Centre) in the judiciary, they were termed anti-nationals and agents of the Congress. It remains to be seen what title is given to Pravin Togadia now,” the editorial read.

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Inside track: Keeping politics out

Rahul and Shah are clearly still to imbibe the spirit of bonhomie in Parliament, where ideological differences do not translate into personal enmities

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Amit Shah, Siddaramaiah trade charges as Karnataka election battle hots up

Amit Shah labelled Karnataka government as ‘anti-Hindu’ during a pre-election speech in the Holalkere region of Chitradurga.

Amit Shah hots up Karnataka: Congress govt is anti-Hindu

BJP Chief Amit Shah hots up Karnataka, says ‘Congress govt is anti-Hindu’

“The Siddaramaiah government is disconnected from people due to corruption. In the last five years, the government worked for the welfare of Congress workers and leaders instead of people,” Amit Shah alleged.

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Eye on youth for 2019 elections, BJP plans special event in PM Modi’s constituency

The BJP has launched an online registration exercise for people between 17 and 35 years on the website of the local party unit. Those who are presently 17-year-olds will be eligible to vote in the 2019 elections.

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Deliberate attempts being made to tarnish Kerala’s image: Pinarayi Vijayan on political violence

“At the national level, while conscious efforts are being made to portray Kerala in a bad light, the state government had effectively intervened to bring down violence cases, which the figures show.”

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Amit Shah promises 7th pay panel salary to Tripura govt staff

Asking the crowd to chant “Chalo paltai! Chalo paltai (Let’s change! Let’s change)!”, Shah said his party was not just talking about changing the Chief Minister or MLAs.

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Karnataka polls: Amit Shah asks leaders to desist from naming election candidates

Shah’s intervention was needed last year to address a feud between Yeddyurappa and prominent backward class leader K S Eshwarappa.

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Time for the people of Tripura to put an end to Communist rule, says Amit Shah

Amit Shah promised that the BJP would provide salary based on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to government employees and double the minimum daily wage for workers in Tripura

Congress govt in Meghalaya most corrupt, people want change: Amit Shah

The Congress government should let the people of Meghalaya know where this money has gone?” Shah asked at a public meeting at Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills district on Saturday.

Amit Shah starts campaigning in Meghalaya, asks people to overthrow corrupt Sangma govt

Amit Shah also said that the fifteen years of Congress “misrule” in Meghalaya has put it behind all other states of the country in terms of development.

LIVE UPDATES: BJP chief Amit Shah to begin poll campaigning in Northeast today

Amit Shah in Meghalaya LIVE UPDATES: The senior BJP leader has opted to commence his campaign from Tikrikilla situated in Garo Hills which happens to be Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma’s stronghold. 

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Amit Shah to begin North-East visit from today

Shah will begin his tour in the northeast from Garo Hills — stronghold of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. He is scheduled to address a public rally in Tikrikilla there.

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BJP continued march in 2017 but faced resistance in Gujarat

With another round of elections only months away, the new year will tell if 2017 gave the opposition false hopes or it finally manages to show signs of putting up a real fight in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.