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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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Amit Shah lambasts Chandrababu Naidu for remarks on Pak view on Pulwama

"Chandrababu endorses what Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says on Pulwama that his country is not involved in the dastardly attack. He is taking Imran Khan's side in his greed for vote bank politics and is seeking to create doubts on India's Prime Minister. Don't indulge in such mean and low politics," the BJP president said.

Explained: Why the BJP and Shiv Sena have decided to stick together in Maharashtra

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra: The seat-sharing arrangement for the Lok Sabha polls demonstrates the realisation of each party's need for the other in a situation where doing well in Maharashtra is critical to the BJP's return to power.

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BJP using Pulwama attack for electoral gains: Shiv Sena

Even as the two parties, BJP and Shiv Sena, announced they would fight the polls together, it appears the Sena wants to send a message that it has not surrendered to the BJP and will continue to criticise it even after the alliance is announced.

Yogi Adityanath 'didn’t accept’ Rajbhar resignation, son says decision after meeting Amit Shah

The SBSP general secretary further said that if the party eventually part ways with the BJP, they can either go with the SP-BJP alliance in the state or Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP-Sena talks in final stage, announcement soon

Sources said Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray were holding discussions over the phone. If some remaining minor issues get sorted out, an announcement of the pact could take place as early as Monday.

Won’t let Assam turn into another Kashmir, says Amit Shah

He also said that the Modi-led government will “again bring” the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which lapsed after it was passed by Lok Sabha but could not be tabled in Rajya Sabha.

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Will not let Assam become another Kashmir: Amit Shah on NRC

Addressing a rally in Assam, he firmly stated that the BJP-led NDA government is not ready to compromise on the security issue unlike its predecessor Congress.

Amit Shah tears into Opposition, says it lacks leaders and policies

Taking potshots at the DMK-Congress combine, he said the proposed alliance was not for the benefit of Tamil Nadu but only to indulge in "scam and corruption."

Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath take holy dip at Kumbh Mela

Yogi, last month, had also held a cabinet meeting at the Kumbh Mela. The cabinet meeting at Kumbh was the first by the UP chief minister outside Lucknow.

Modi, Shah likely to attend congregation of 12 jyotirlingas at Somnath temple

Somnath temple has been a focal point for the BJP, especially after party leader LK Advani launched his Ayodhya rath yatra from Somnath in the 1990s. The rath yatra propelled BJP to power both in Gujarat and later in the Centre.

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In pictures: BJP workers queue up to wish Amit Shah on his birthday

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday turned 54. He was greeted by BJP workers on his birthday at the party office in New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah trade barbs in their respective turfs

Amit Shah said, "PM Modi launched a surgical strike within 30 days of Uri attack. But Rahul Gandhi cannot see surgical strikes, because his glasses are Italian."

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Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: Ahmed Patel wins, a look at all that happened

The Election Commission of India (ECI) invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to revoke the decision of its Returning Officer (RO) in the state and declare invalid the votes cast by two Congress MLAs.

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail in Assam

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Assam.

PM Narendra Modi hosts 'Diwali Milan' for journalists

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a lunch meet 'Diwali Milan' for the media fraternity in New Delhi. BJP chief Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari were present.

Modi, Jaitley, Swaraj pay homage to Ashok Singhal

Ashok Singhal on Tuesday (November 17) passed way after he was on ICU suffering from respiratory problem. His body was brought to the RSS office in Jandewalan in Central Delhi yesterday night for public to pay their last respect. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah and others paid homage to the VHP leader.

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Amit Shah flags off 'Naari Samman Yatra' in Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah today flagged off a week-long 'Naari Samman Yatra' in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi woos Delhi voters as he leads BJP rally ahead of Delhi elections

PM Narendra Modi joins his team for Delhi Assembly elections campaign in Karkadooma, New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi kickstarts BJP's 'Abhinandan' rally to campaign for Delhi assembly polls

PM Modi addressing at BJP's campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi's first media outreach; Diwali Milan

PM Narendra Modi had some good words for the press, promising to find a way to interact with it directly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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