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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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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights: All NDA allies showed support to PM Modi, says Rajnath Singh

PM Modi also attended the Union Council of Ministers meeting at BJP headquarters in New Delhi today, where he expressed his gratitude to them for their "service to nation". 

Ahead of Lok Sabha verdict, Amit Shah hosts dinner for BJP allies

The dinner comes two days before the results for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday and is being seen as a strategic meeting to chalk out plans for when the results are declared. 

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PM Modi, Amit Shah meet Union ministers to thank them for 'service to nation'

The BJP described the meeting as an occasion to thank ministers for "their service to the nation" ahead of the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election on May 23.

Delhi confidential: Upbeat Office

Most of the staff were given a holiday, as they worked without a break for the last two months, but the excitement was palpable in and around the office.

Modi has brought into practice a style of one-way communication: Giving out messages

Modi probably believes that he doesn’t need the media because his power derives from the people. He forgets that without the prolonged love affair that the media had with him, his image could not have been built in the way it was between 2013 and 2018.

Lok Sabha Elections: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to meet NDA allies today

The meeting, to be held two days before the counting of votes, assumes significance as only three of the nine exit polls have projected the BJP as winning a majority on its own.

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Lok Sabha elections: Yogi Adityanath camped in Gorakhpur to get equations right

Since the BJP suffered defeats at the hands of the gathbandhan in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls last year, the party has faced an uphill battle in a region where politics revolves around Thakurs and Brahmins.

PM Modi press conference: Will return with full majority, a big deal in itself

PM Modi said, “The public has decided on the next government. We have promised many things in our manifesto to take the country forward. As soon as possible, the new government will take charge and we will take decisions one after another.”

Pragya, Hegde face BJP flak for Godse remark: 'Not party ideology, explain'

Reacting to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s comment that Godse was the first ‘Hindu terrorist’ Pragya Thakur on Thursday kicked up a storm when she retaliated that Godse was a true desh bhakt. She has since apologised for the comment.

Modi press conference key points: PM diverts question to Amit Shah, says BJP will be back in power

PM Modi press conference LIVE updates This was Narendra Modi's first press meet ever since he took charge as the Prime Minister in 2014.

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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.

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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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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."

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.

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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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