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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Keep promise of full term: Goa ally to Amit Shah

Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and minister Vijai Sardesai was heard saying in a video statement that Shah should ensure the coalition remains intact.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Only BJP can make the country safe and prosperous, says Amit Shah

In his speeches so far, the BJP president had restricted himself to issues such as infiltration in Assam and the NRC, and the BJP’s resolve to drive out every illegal infiltrator from the country.

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Amit Shah in MP: PM Modi ensured triple talaq has no place in country

Shah said the BJP has encouraged women not just by words but by giving them important responsibilities, including as defence and external affairs ministers, governors and chief ministers.

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Amit Shah in Madhya Pradesh: BJP chief urges party workers to aim for over 200 seats in Assembly polls

BJP currently has 166 MLAs in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, polling for which will take place on November 28.

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Inside Track: Rajput raj

The propaganda that the BJP is no longer concerned about Brahmin interests has been reinforced by the lack of representation of the community in key slots in the party and government.

Setback for Congress as MLA Ram Dayal Uike joins BJP ahead of Chhattisgarh polls

Uike, who was a member of the BJP before joining the Congress, described the induction as “ghar vapasi”. 

BJP drove them out, Maoists will be back if Congress wins: BJP chief Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh

BJP drove them out, Maoists will be back if Congress wins: BJP chief Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh

Maoist terror in Chhattisgarh was a big thread in Shah’s speeches on Friday as he targeted the Congress government in the state between 2000 and 2003 under Ajit Jogi.

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Telanagana’s development not possible under Rahul Gandhi or KCR: Amit Shah

The BJP is testing electoral waters in Telangana alone for the first time after playing second fiddle to the TDP for several years — TDP broke away from the NDA recently.

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Rahul, Amit Shah rally HIGHLIGHTS: Gandhi slams Rafale deal again, says Cong will make no false promises

Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah rally LIVE UPDATES: Elections in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The polls in Telangana are scheduled to be held on November 22, 2018.

Madhya Pradesh polls: Illegal infiltrators took away jobs of our youths, says Amit Shah

The BJP governments will “drive each and every infiltrator out of the country” after winning elections in 2018 and 2019, Amit Shah said.

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Rahul Gandhi, Modi rally highlights: PM appears on TV 24×7, nobody goes on air for free, says Cong chief

Rahul Gandhi said, “Farmers are demanding facilities from banks but they’re denied because of debt. Why can’t Narendra Modi waive farm loans when he can waive loans worth Rs 3 lakh crore of 15-20 corporates?”

In Chhattisgarh, Jogi-Maya X factor in BJP-Congress duel

While the BJP has governed the state since 2003, it has won with narrow vote-share advantage over the Congress – the 2013 election saw a difference of less than 1 per cent.

BJP chief again likens infiltrators to termites, says party will throw all out

Addressing a rally at Jaora in Ratlam after the poll schedule was announced, the BJP chief said that when the Prime Minister brought in the NRC

Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi bats for rights, Amit Shah for security

Rahul participated in Narmada Pujan along with Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kamal Nath and campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia on the banks of the river at Gwari Ghat.

PM Modi blames Cong for vote bank politics; Rahul accuses BJP of working for rich, neglecting poor

PM Modi blames Congress for vote bank politics; Rahul accuses BJP of working for rich, neglecting poor

“Rahul can’t see the importance of surgical strikes, because he has Italian spectacles on his eyes,” Amit Shah said. The BJP president also asked Gandhi to clarify his stand on the issue of illegal migration to the electorate.