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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.


Inside Track: Outfoxing BJP

August 14, 2022 5:39 pm

Coomi Kapoor writes: Since the numbers always favoured a JD(U)-RJD tie-up and Tejashwi Yadav was willing to bury the hatchet, why did Nitish bide his time? The Bihar CM knew that the BJP is a wily enemy to cross.

Morphed images of PM, Amit Shah on Twitter; 2 Sena workers booked

August 13, 2022 1:16 am

Police said that a case has been registered against one Rohan Pathankar, who is an office bearer of Shiv Sena from Worli and Nitin Shinde from Pune.

Amit Shah a backstage hero, has no desire for credit: Rajnath Singh at book launch

August 11, 2022 7:38 am

Lauding Home Minister Amit Shah for his knowledge of politics, spirituality and other subjects, the defence minister said Shah's life has had its share of bittersweet memories.

Amit Shah launches onboarding of cooperatives on GeM portal

August 09, 2022 10:54 pm

The move will allow cooperatives to procure through the GeM portal like other government buyers—Central and state ministries, departments, public sector enterprises, autonomous institutions and local bodies.

Karnataka: Speculations rife over change in chief ministership following Amit Shah’s visit

August 10, 2022 6:43 am

“There is a speculation that CM Bommai’s cancelation of his visit to Delhi was to avoid a possible suggestion to quit by the party leadership but this is not true. He had to cancel the trip after testing positive for Covid,” government sources close to the CMO said.

Shah, Yogi see a link: Congress wore black to protest Ram temple day

August 06, 2022 10:33 am

“The Congress should be responsible and must cooperate (in ED investigations into the case related to the National Herald) as per law. The matter is going on… on the basis of complaints that have been filed... everybody should respect the law,” he said.

Attempt to divert, polarise: Cong on Shah linking party's protests to Ram temple foundation day

August 05, 2022 10:23 pm

Congress leaders hit the streets on Friday to protest against price rise and unemployment

Cong leaders' protests in black clothes its message against Ram temple construction: Amit Shah

August 05, 2022 9:45 pm

The Congress is conveying its opposition to the temple construction and the issues of ED action and price rise are only excuses, Amit Shah claimed.

Karnataka polls next year: Shah meets CM, top state leaders; apprised on situation in coastal dist

August 05, 2022 4:52 am

Among top leaders Shah met are Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, his predecessor B S Yediyurappa, state Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, and party's national general secretary C T Ravi.

As Amit Shah visits Bengaluru today, a familiar buzz: Will he wield the axe?

August 03, 2022 2:57 pm

Amid anger from within the Sangh over the recent killing of a BJP youth leader, Shah's visit has set off speculation of political change in the state


A day in Parliament: MPs debate, protest and walk out

August 01, 2022 11:12 pm

A day in Parliament: MPs discuss, debate, protest and walk out

Days after violence, demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri

April 20, 2022 5:16 pm

Jahangirpuri demolition drive: The anti-encroachment drive continued even after Supreme Court's instruction to halt it.

IE 100 2022: List of most powerful Indians

April 21, 2022 10:24 am

As the PM now for eight years, Modi remains disruptor-in-chief with a regularity that expands his presence and crimps his critics. Yogi Adityanath towers over the horizon, having entered the top five Sangh Parivar club. He ranks just after Mukesh Ambani.

National Unity Day: Tributes paid to Sardar Patel across country

October 31, 2021 8:48 pm

Celebrations were organised at Statue of Unity in Kevadia on Sunday on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

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.


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.