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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: Assam rejected insurgency, agitations, chose development by voting BJP

July 25, 2021 10:53 pm

Earlier on Sunday, Shah inaugurated a radiation therapy block at the State Cancer Institute and laid the foundation stone for the 430-bedded Tamulpur Medical College.

Shah talks case surge, border disputes with Northeast CMs

July 25, 2021 3:38 am

Rail and air connectivity for all N-E capitals by 2024, says Home Minister.

Amit Shah reaches Meghalaya, likely to discuss inter-state border disputes with Northeast CMs

July 24, 2021 6:29 pm

After landing at Shillong airport, where he was received by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Union minister Jitendra Singh, Amit Shah attended a meeting of the North East Space Applications Centre (NESAC).

‘Symbol of Partition’: Mumbai BJP chief meets Shah, seeks conversion of Jinnah House into centre of art & culture

July 21, 2021 9:51 am

Mumbai BJP chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha represents the Malabar Hill constituency where Jinnah House is located. For the past decade, he has been demanding that the Jinnah House be demolished.

Ayodhya mahant to Amit Shah: outfits collecting funds in name of Ram temple movement

July 20, 2021 7:10 am

In the letter, a copy of which has been sent to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha, Das alleged that an organisation formed by Mahant Janmejay Sharan of Janki Ghat, and several other such outfits had been cheating the devotees of Hindu deity Ram.

Project Pegasus: Bid to malign India, aap chronology samajhiye, says Amit Shah

July 20, 2021 7:00 am

Both Amit Shah and Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw hinted that the Project Pegasus reports were timed to coincide with the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Pramod Sawant to meet Amit Shah, Arjun Munda to discuss inclusion of Goa’s Dhangars in ST category

July 19, 2021 4:14 am

Sawant left for Delhi on Sunday along with Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar, state Urban Development Minister Milind Naik and Speaker Rajesh Patnekar to meet Shah and Munda.

Opposition to raise farmers’ issue, fuel price rise, Covid in House

July 19, 2021 2:19 am

Top Opposition leaders met here on Sunday, soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an all-party meeting that the government was ready for a meaningful discussion on various issues.

All gaps on India’s border fences will be covered by 2022: Amit Shah

July 17, 2021 7:18 pm

Shah said that before the Modi government came to power, India lacked a national security policy, which now aims at paying the enemy back in the same coin.

Days of third-degree over, Centre in talks for radical changes to criminal laws: Shah

July 13, 2021 7:14 am

He also proposed that forensic investigation be made compulsory for any crime that entails a punishment of six or more years.


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.