Amit Shah

Amit Shah is the incumbent President of Bhartiya Janta Party and 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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Rahul Gandhi’s mic goes silent mid-speech, he jokes ‘Amit Shah switched it off’

The Congress leader was accusing the BJP of building a ‘cage’ and restricting the rights of the people when it happened. In a quick show of wit, the Congress chief said that, “Amit Shah switched off the microphone”.

At most, eight states can vote with Lok Sabha: Chief Election Commissioner amid Amit Shah push

At most, eight states can vote with Lok Sabha: Chief Election Commissioner amid Amit Shah push

OP Rawat’s statement is significant against the backdrop that elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are due in the latter half of 2019.

Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee.

Kolkata: Abhishek Banerjee issues notice against Amit Shah

This is not the first time that Banerjee has sent defamation notices to BJP leaders – he had moved the Alipore court earlier against BJP leader Mukul Roy and union minister of state Babul Supriyo alleging defamation against him and demanding apologies.

BJP chief Amit Shah to Law Commission: Simultaneous polls can be implemented

In his eight-page letter to commission chairman Justice B S Chouhan, Shah argued that one election would check expenditure and ensure that the nation is not in “election mode” throughout the year.

Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee sends legal notice to Amit Shah over defamatory remarks

The legal notice demanding an apology from Amit Shah for allegedly making defamatory statements against Abhishek Banerjee, a Lok Sabha MP, was sent to the state BJP headquarter in the city, his lawyer Sanjay Basu said.

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Amit Shah deposition doesn’t support defence in 2002 riot case: Lawyer

In a written argument submitted in a special court presided over by judge M K Dave, the victims’ lawyer, Shamshad Pathan, said while Shah was brought in as a defence witness, his deposition does not support the defence in the riot case.

Anti-BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh failed in 2017, will fail again: Amit Shah

Anti-BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh failed in 2017, will fail again: BJP chief Amit Shah

Shah claimed that the BJP will win not less than 73 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 election. BJP and it’s ally Apna Dal had together won 73 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2014.

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Amit Shah: Illegal Bangladeshis will not be allowed to stay in the country

We will not allow illegal Bangladeshi “intruders” to stay in the country even though we will make efforts to ensure that refugees who come seeking shelter are given citizenship, BJP chief Amit Shah is learnt to have told party workers.

Amit Shah: Will go to all districts of West Bengal, throw out Trinamool Congress

Trinamool Congress workers had surrounded the venue of Shah’s rally with hoardings and posters asking the “anti-Bengal” and “anti-Bengali” BJP to “go back”.

Amit Shah hid liabilities in Rajya Sabha poll affidavit, says Congress, bogus says BJP

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh levelled the allegations based on a report in Caravan magazine. The BJP rejected the charges as “bogus and fake”.

PM Narendra Modi expresses profound sorrow at Kofi Annan's death

PM Modi on NRC: No citizen of India will have to leave the country

The political slugfest between BJP and the opposition parties has been on ever since the first draft of the NRC was released.

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Rajnath, Shah visit AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee’s health condition

The 93-year-old has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 11. The BJP patriarch was hospitalised with kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and urine output on the lower side.

BJP president Amit Shah addresses the rally in Kolkata on Saturday. (Express photo/Partha Paul)

Congress accuses Amit Shah of hiding liabilities in RS poll affidavit; BJP terms allegations ‘fake’

The BJP spokesperson said, besides their own liabilities, politicians have to show liabilities of their spouse and dependent or minor children.

BJP president Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

‘Wake up from deep slumber,’ Rahul Gandhi tells Modi govt over atrocities against Dalits in BJP-ruled states

Rahul Gandhi’s latest salvo came days after he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an “anti-Dalit” mindset. 

BJP president Amit Shah addresses the rally in Kolkata on Saturday. (Express photo/Partha Paul)

Amit Shah takes on Mamata in Kolkata: Oppose us as much as you want but BJP will not stall NRC process

A political slugfest has erupted ever since the “complete draft” of the NRC excluded over 40 lakh people in Assam. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled in applications for the NRC in 2015, 2.89 crore people found their names in the draft list.