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Amit Shah is the Home Minister in the current government and President of Bhartiya Janta Party. He is 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.


Amit Shah cancels visit to Meghalaya, Arunachal

December 14, 2019 3:13 am

The development comes in the backdrop of widespread protests in Assam and Meghalaya against the new citizenship law. The MHA did not cite any reason behind the cancellation.

Citizenship Act protests: Assam remains tense, violence spills over to Bengal

December 13, 2019 10:52 pm

On late Thursday night, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Bill even as violent protests continued to rock the northeast. Two people were killed and over 20 injured in alleged police firing.

Top news today evening: Amit Shah's Northeast visit cancelled amid CAB protests, Mardaani 2 movie review, and more

December 13, 2019 7:19 pm

From Jamia students clashing with cops over CAB to Marsaani 2 move review, here are the top news today evening.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: As protests flare, murmurs in govt over ‘error of judgement’

December 14, 2019 7:08 am

CAB protests: Sources said due to anticipation of violence, 50 companies of Central Armed Police Forces were withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir and stationed in Assam a week ago.

Bill wrecks Constitution... targets Muslims: Oppn parties unite to speak up on CAB

December 12, 2019 6:52 am

The nearly eight-hour fiery debate saw the Opposition opposing the controversial Bill on several grounds. The Congress, which led the charge, focused largely on Constitutional aspects.

Brute majority

December 13, 2019 11:30 am

Poisonous Citizenship Amendment Bill should have been stopped in the House. The Judiciary must rise to the Constitution’s defence

Change in citizenship dharma: Muslims have nothing to fear... Cong echoes Pak, says BJP

December 12, 2019 9:40 am

Parliament clears law to ease citizenship for illegal migrants — but non-Muslim — from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh

Law unconstitutional, says Oppn; Amit Shah says court will uphold it

December 12, 2019 3:25 am

Describing the law as "patently unconstitutional," former Union minister P Chidambaram said he is "absolutely confident that the law will be struck down".

Some Oppn leaders speaking Pakistan’s language on CAB, says PM Modi

December 12, 2019 3:16 am

He took strong exception to the Opposition, which accused the government of bringing a law that discriminates against citizens on the basis of religion.

In echo of Article 370, Amit Shah becomes Govt face for CAB too

December 12, 2019 7:28 am

As Shah walked out, BJP MPs stood to greet him, he nodded at some, ignored others, and then shook hands with Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan before leaving.


IE100: The list of most powerful Indians in 2019

October 02, 2019 9:05 am

IE100 List: The BJP’s return to power with 303 seats not only refreshed and reinforced it, it has begun to reshape equations across institutions — in the government and outside it as well. The Indian Express power list 2019 tells that story.

Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

August 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday.

PM Modi, other lawmakers take oath as Monsoon Session of Parliament kicks off

June 19, 2019 10:11 am

The Lok Sabha will have a total of 30 sittings and Rajya Sabha 27 sittings, ending July 26.

Amit Shah takes charge as Home Minister

June 01, 2019 1:10 pm

BJP president Amit Shah took charge as Home Minister on Saturday. Replacing Rajnath Singh, this is the first ministerial responsibility that Shah will take on at the Centre.

Modi in Varanasi for thanksgiving visit, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

May 28, 2019 7:23 am

Flanked by BJP president Amit Shah and Adityanath, Modi entered the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and paid obeisance to the deity as priests recited Sanskrit 'shlokas' in the sanctum sanctorum.

PM Modi caps off election campaign with prayers, meditation in Kedarnath

May 18, 2019 10:15 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand while BJP chief Amit Shah visited Somnath temple in Gujarat Saturday. The Lok Sabha poll campaign came to an end on Friday and voting for the last phase will be held Sunday (May 19).

CPI(M) takes out rally to protest against Vidyasagar statue desecration in Kolkata

May 16, 2019 9:09 am

BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police.

BJP leaders protest against violence at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

May 16, 2019 9:11 am

BJP national president Amit Shah’s massive roadshow in Kolkata turned violent on Tuesday with the BJP workers clashing with Calcutta University students who were showing black flags to the saffron party leader.

Clashes, arson mar Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

May 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Students, learnt to be members of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, were protesting near the front gate of Calcutta University and shouting "Amit Shah go back" slogans.

Lok Sabha elections: On campaign trail with BJP president Amit Shah

April 21, 2019 10:03 am

The Lok Sabha candidate from Gandhinagar has been travelling rigorously across the country —from Shivamogga in Karnataka to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, from Puri in Orissa to Ahmedabad in Gujarat.


Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

December 12, 2018 7:06 pm

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

December 13, 2018 2:51 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

December 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

November 22, 2018 2:07 pm

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

What is at stake for the BJP in Mizoram: News in Numbers

November 19, 2018 8:52 am

As campaign heat picks up in Mizoram, a look at who is in the fray and what’s at stake for BJP, Congress and the Mizo National Front.

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

November 14, 2018 5:07 pm

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.

Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

November 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

November 05, 2018 9:50 am

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

November 01, 2018 7:05 pm

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.