Follow Us:
Thursday, January 21, 2021

amit shah

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 praises police handling of Delhi riots, farmers’ stir

January 20, 2021 7:33 am

Speaking at the Delhi Police headquarters, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “I came here (PHQ) in February 2020; that time, I said that the police have always been with the public... walking hand-in-hand in bad times. Today, it’s been a year. I look back and see the pandemic... how the police won the public’s trust."

Shah to launch Ayushman CAPF healthcare scheme on Jan 23

January 19, 2021 1:21 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hand over the first Ayushman health cards to the chiefs, a sub-officer and a jawan of each of the central armed police forces.

Prime Minister Modi launches Surat Metro work, Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2

January 19, 2021 1:25 am

Now, an integrated approach has been brought in so that various modes of transport, such bus and trains, complement each other rather than running independently, the PM said.

Karnataka: Missing Kannada on plaque at Amit Shah's event angers activists, Opposition

January 19, 2021 8:16 am

The ground-breaking ceremony for the campus, which was inaugurated by Shah in the presence of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and other state ministers, saw a banner put written only in Hindi and a plaque having Hindi and English.

Hutatma Din: Marathi-speaking people in Belgaum fail to get an audience with Home Minister

January 18, 2021 1:01 am

“We had sought an appointment with the Union home minister during his visit to Belgaum on Sunday. However, his office told us that he was preoccupied with other programmes and hence will not meet us,” Shubham Shelke, president of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) youth wing told The Indian Express.

Modi govt’s top priority is to double farmers’ income: Amit Shah

January 18, 2021 3:29 am

Amit Shah also praised Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for passing the three farm laws initiated by the Centre in the state.

Delhi Confidential: Master Plan

January 16, 2021 1:38 am

Top leaders of the BJP had a three-hour meeting in Delhi on Friday to discuss the campaign strategy for the West Bengal elections.

Gujarat confidential: No Celebrations 

January 14, 2021 5:35 am

A close aide of Amit Shah and senior party worker said that the Home Minister has cancelled the traditional celebration as a mark of precaution against Covid-19.

After meeting Amit Shah in Delhi, Khattar, Dushyant reiterate: 'Discussed law and order, alliance govt safe'

January 13, 2021 7:38 am

Hours after the Supreme Court stayed implementation of farm laws, ML Khattar along with senior BJP-JJP leaders held an hour-long meeting with Union Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.

Coal sector to be major contributor to $5-trillion economy goal, says Amit Shah

January 12, 2021 12:22 am

Amit Shah said the operationalisation of the coal blocks allocated to the 19 bidders would bring states annual revenues of Rs 6,500 crore and create more than 70,000 jobs.


Amid BJP-TMC war of words, Amit Shah's show of strength in Bengal

December 21, 2020 12:57 am

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah Sunday held a roadshow in Bolpur area of Birbhum district in West Bengal.

See photos: Amit Shah visits Dakshineswar temple, Agnimitra Paul puts tilak on his forehead

November 06, 2020 1:54 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Dakshineswar temple on the second day of his two-day visit to West Bengal.

Here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

September 17, 2020 1:06 pm

Here's a list of all the Union Ministers who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.

Widespread protests in Kolkata over Amit Shah's pro-CAA rally

March 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Hundreds of protesters of the Left Front and Congress, holding black flags and anti-CAA posters, demonstrated outside gate number 1 of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Baton passed: JP Nadda takes over from Amit Shah as BJP president

January 21, 2020 8:18 am

Jagat Prakash Nadda was elected unopposed as the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday, taking over the reins from Amit Shah.

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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?

June 22, 2020 6:09 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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:12 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.