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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.

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Politics of appeasement behind continuation of triple talaq, says Amit Shah

Triple talaq was a “nightmare” for crores of Muslim women who were denied of their rights, Shah said.

Arun Jaitley on life support; leaders visit him at AIIMS

Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. The hospital has not issued any bulletin on his health condition since August 10.


Amit Shah: Politics of appeasement led to continuance of triple talaq for so long

"Vote bank politics has caused loss to the nation in many ways. Triple Talaq is one such example and vote bank politics is the reason that the evil practice of Triple Talaq was allowed for so many years," Amit Shah said.

Marred by mass desertions, oppn parties may opt for grand alliance

The two main opposition parties in Haryana - Congress and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) - have suffered major blows in the last six months with more than 30 of their leaders, including sitting and former MPs and MLAs, deserting them to join the ruling BJP.

Amit Shah blows poll bugle in Haryana, seeks 2nd term for Khattar

“Earlier, Haryana was known for shady land deals. Selection to government jobs had turned into a business. But Khattar eliminated it. In one term, he turned corruption into ‘bhoot kaal’ (past tense),” Shah said.

Aadi Mahotsav to kick off in Ladakh today, Amit Shah opts out of inaugural ceremony

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik will now inaugurate the event in the presence of Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, MoS Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh and Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.


PM Modi, Amit Shah fulfilled poorna swarajya, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Rupani emphasised that good governance has been a priority for the Central as well as State governments, both of which believe in “Swarajya” and “Surajya”.

Ahead of Haryana polls, Amit Shah claims BJP will form govt with two-third majority

Addressing a grand public rally in Haryana's Jind district, Shah said, " we are again going to form government in Haryana, with a two-third majority." 

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah on detention: 'Humiliating... threatened with dire consequences'

In her letter to Amit Shah, Intija wrote, "Security personnel have cited my interviews to various media portals and newspapers as the reason for my detention. In fact, I have been threatened with dire consequences if I speak up again."

'Read Mahabharat properly': Congress to Rajinikanth for likening Modi, Shah to Krishna, Arjuna

A day after Rajinikanth appreciated Amit Shah for scrapping Article 370 and compared PM Modi and him to "Krishna and Arjuna", Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President said he did not expect such a reaction from him adding he was surprised by it.

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Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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.


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

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.

Clashes, arson mar Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

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

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.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

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

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.

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.