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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.


Police nod to Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally, TMC says BJP creating row over non-issue

February 26, 2020 9:55 am

BJP state general secretary Rathindra Bose told reporters Tuesday, “We have received the permission on Monday for the proposed rally. Now, we will go ahead with our plan as per schedule.”

Day after MoS says violence orchestrated, Home: spontaneous

February 26, 2020 9:17 am

Shah met Delhi CP Amulya Patnaik, IB chief Arvind Kumar and Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla late Monday night. This was followed by a meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, Congress leader Subhash Chopra among others.

Delhi: Amid talk of intel failure, Delhi Police gets new Special CP (Law & Order)

February 26, 2020 2:28 am

S N Shrivastava, a 1985-batch AGMUT cadre officer, was repatriated to the Delhi Police from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He has been appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order).

Delhi Confidential: All eyes on Amit Shah

February 26, 2020 9:57 am

Even as Home Minister Amit Shah convened a series of meetings to restore peace and normalcy in Delhi, some BJP leaders suggested a potential future course of action.

Situation in Delhi distressing, Amit Shah should take firm action, says Siddaramaiah

February 25, 2020 7:35 pm

Demanding the arrest of BJP leader Kapil Mishra, Siddarmaiah said the "distressing" situation in Delhi is a "result of ulterior motives of divisive forces within the country." He also said that the police have completely failed in their responsibility.

Jaffrabad protest site cleared, Delhi violence toll rises to 13

February 25, 2020 10:13 pm

The death toll in the violence climbed to thirteen. Affected areas include Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar, Chand Bagh and Gokalpuri in Northeast Delhi.

Delhi violence: Adequate police to be deployed, says CM Kejriwal after 'positive' meet with Amit Shah

February 25, 2020 1:17 pm

Calling the situation "unfortunate," Kejriwal said the district magistrate has been asked to take out peace march with the police. He also appealed all temples and mosques in affected areas to maintain peace.

Amit Shah holds meeting with CP Amulya Patnaik over violence in North East Delhi

February 25, 2020 9:21 am

Violent clashes broke out between pro and anti-Citizenship protesters for the second consecutive day on Monday.

Police delaying nod to Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally: BJP

February 22, 2020 1:42 pm

If the rally is allowed, it will be Amit Shah’s second visit to West Bengal after assuming the office of Union Home Minister.

Hesitation in Delhi over Assam panel report, so CM will accept it

February 21, 2020 6:51 am

Sources said there is unease in the central government over the report because the committee is learnt to have recommended a 1951 cut-off date to define “Assamese” people, and has also suggested an Inner Line Permit regime for the state.


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.

PM Modi caps off election campaign with prayers, meditation in Kedarnath

May 18, 2019 10:15 pm

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).

CPI(M) takes out rally to protest against Vidyasagar statue desecration in Kolkata

May 16, 2019 9:09 am

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.

BJP leaders protest against violence at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

May 16, 2019 9:11 am

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.

Clashes, arson mar Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

May 15, 2019 1:22 pm

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.


Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

December 12, 2018 7:06 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

December 13, 2018 2:51 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?

December 06, 2018 1:52 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

November 22, 2018 2:07 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

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

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

November 19, 2018 8:52 am

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

November 14, 2018 5:07 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

November 12, 2018 6:22 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

November 05, 2018 9:50 am

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

November 01, 2018 7:05 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.