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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Amit Shah: Break-up with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir not due to 2019 elections

Amit Shah: Break-up with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir not due to 2019 elections

He defended the BJP’s decision to join hands with the PDP in 2015, saying the fractured mandate did not give any other option. Not doing an experiment thinking that it will not succeed is not progressive politics, he said.

Amit Shah: Break-up with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir not due to 2019 elections

Amit Shah: PM Narendra Modi regards Northeast as Ashta Lakshmi

The programme was attended by Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, industrialist Ratan Tata, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu.

Plaint against Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi’s job lessons at OBC meet has Coke-shikanji twist

Addressing the conclave, Rahul said, “In a way, India has been enslaved by two or three leaders of the BJP and the RSS…. The entire Opposition…are getting united and you will see (the results) in the next six or seven months, or one year.”

Sampark for Samarthan: BJP steps up its outreach programme, takes feedback

Union minister Nitin Gadkari met actor Nana Patekar, MD & CEO of Yes Bank Rana Kapoor, and actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan in Mumbai. During a visit to Pullela Gopichand’s academy, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met trainees there and explained the government’s initiatives.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted in AIIMS, Delhi, on Monday morning.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee unwell LIVE: Narendra Modi arrives at AIIMS to visit former PM

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as PM between 1998-2004, slowly withdrew from public life as his health deteriorated and has been confined to his residence for many years.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS

Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS for ‘routine check-up’

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, has been admitted to AIIMS Monday morning for a routine checkup on the advice of his doctors.

Rahul Gandhi must answer for four generations of misrule: Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh

Speaking at a rally at Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, which goes to polls later this year, Shah said he was confident that Chief Minister Raman Singh’s government will return.

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a rally in Chhattisgarh on Sunday. (Twitter/@AmitShah)

Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh: SC/ST Act, reservation system to stay till BJP is in power

While exuding confidence in winning the elections, the BJP chief said, “BJP will win the Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh with a larger margin. We will win 65 seats in the 90-member Assembly. The Congress will be decimated.”

Amit Shah to attend Vikas Yatra in Chhattisgarh today

BJP chief Amit Shah will attend the party’s ‘Vikas Yatra’ campaign, which seeks to highlight the achievements of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh in the past 15 years, at Ambikapur in Surguja district on Sunday.

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Inside Track: Age-old problem

Both Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha have for all practical purposes left the party. If the elderly are back in the BJP, it may face a disadvantage in presenting a youthful presence.

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Eye on 2019 polls: BJP to highlight impact of GST, demonetisation

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided not to go on the back foot about demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax instead, will take the impact of the reforms to the people to further its anti-corruption plank in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Lok Sabha polls: Uddhav declares Sriniwas Wanga as Palghar Lok Sabha candidate

The Sena president announced the name of Sriniwas Wanga, the son of late BJP MP Chintaman Wanga, as the party candidate for the Palghar Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 polls.

Parkash Singh Badal advice to Amit Shah: Dispel insecurity among minorities

Parkash Singh Badal advice to Amit Shah: Dispel insecurity among minorities

Amit Shah’s meeting with Badals comes in the backdrop of strained ties of BJP with some of its allies. A section of SAD leadership has been complaining that the BJP, which came to power in 2014 with an absolute majority, had not been giving due respect to the alliance partners.

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Don’t fall for BJP’s ‘blatant lies’, Sanjay Nirupam tells Madhuri Dixit and Ratan Tata

Shah had presented a booklet containing the achievements of the BJP-led central government in the last four years to the Bollywood icon during the meeting that lasted for 40 minutes.

Sampark for Samarthan: Amit Shah meets top SAD leaders in Chandigarh

Amit Shah meets SAD brass: ‘There’s no conflict between us,’ says Sukhbir Singh Badal

The BJP has launched the ‘sampark for samarthan’ (contact for support) exercise to mark the fourth anniversary of the Modi government as it prepares for the 2019 polls.