Articles about Amit Shah

Amit Shah is a senior leader and former National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Union Home Minister and the Minister for Cooperation of India. Born in Mumbai, Shah did BSc in Biochemistry from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and initially worked as a stockbroker and businessman. An RSS Swayamsevak since young years, he became an ABVP leader in college and then joined BJP in 1987. He successfully contested many local body polls and later entered the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1997. He has been a close associate of the former Gujarat CM and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, since 1982. Shah is known for his efficient strategizing and is credited with establishing BJP in Gujarat. He was responsible for BJP's Uttar Pradesh campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the party and its allies won 73 of 80 seats from the state. As a result, he was declared the BJP President and was instrumental in increasing the party's footprint several-fold in national politics. He led BJP to win 303 seats in the 2019 general elections, establishing himself as the most successful BJP chief ever.

14 Dec 2022

Maharashtra-Karnataka border row: CMs, Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah today

Maharashtra's Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his counterpart from Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai are set to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the raging border issue between both states.

13 Dec 2022

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from China, alleges Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday the Congress for demanding a discussion in Parliament on the recent India-China border clash in Arunachal Pradesh.

07 Dec 2022

Parliament winter session begins today; 16 new bills on agenda

The Parliament winter session begins on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to interact with mediapersons on day one of the session, as per the Lok Sabha secretariat release on Tuesday.

05 Dec 2022

Gujarat polling: Congress flags Modi, Shah's 'walk' after casting vote

Gujarat Congress is expected to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah's 'walk' after voting in the second round of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, India Today reported.

30 Nov 2022

Promote law, medical education in mother tongue: Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah urged states to promote education in Hindi or other regional languages in medical, technical, and law genres.

Citizenship Amendment Act arbitrary, against Tamil race: DMK tells SC

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, is arbitrary for recognizing religious minorities from three countries only while excluding Muslims and completely ignoring Sri Lankan Tamils.

25 Nov 2022

2002 Gujarat riot perpetrators were 'taught a lesson': Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah claimed on Friday that many anti-social elements were involved in the 2002 Gujarat violence as the Congress party previously supported them.

25 Nov 2022

Rewrite 'distorted' history, Centre will support: Amit Shah to historians

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah urged historians to come forward and help rewrite history in the Indian context on Thursday.

15 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections
Gujarat: Amit Shah says Bhupendra Patel is BJP's CM candidate

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has confirmed that Bhupendra Patel would "undoubtedly" remain Gujarat's chief minister when the saffron party secures a majority in the Gujarat Assembly elections next month.

14 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections
Gujarat: 6-time MLA rebels after being denied BJP ticket

Madhubhai Shrivastav—a six-time MLA from Waghodia in Vadodara, Gujarat, who won on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in the previous Assembly elections—has rebelled after the ruling party declined to re-nominate him.

03 Nov 2022

Himachal Elections
Congress party of raja-ranis: Amit Shah ahead of Himachal polls

Addressing a rally in Nadaun on Tuesday for the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah took a dig at the Congress calling it a party of rajas and ranis (kings and queens), referring to nepotism within the party.

28 Oct 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi proposes 'one nation, one uniform' for police

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed uniformity in the dress code of police across the states in the country.

05 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: 4 terrorists killed in twin encounters in Shopian

Four terrorists linked to multiple terror outfits were gunned down in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

J&K: Amit Shah promises quota for Paharis; final announcement soon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir would soon get reservations in education and job sectors as a Scheduled Tribe (ST), along with the Gujjars and Bakarwals.

04 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K DGP Prisons murdered with ketchup bottle, domestic help nabbed

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has nabbed the prime accused in the alleged murder of J&K Director General of Police (DGP), Prisons Department, Hemant Lohia—his domestic help, Yasir Ahmed.

04 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Amit Shah J&K visit: Mobile internet snapped in Jammu, Rajouri

Union Home Minister Amit Shah began his three-day Jammu and Kashmir visit on Monday evening.

04 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: DGP Prisons found dead, LeT's Indian offshoot claims responsibility

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP), Prisons Department, Hemant Kumar Lohia, was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Udheywala on Monday night.

03 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Rumors of Amit Shah's Pahari reservation announcement trigger protests

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to announce a reservation for the Pahari community during his Jammu and Kashmir visit, reports said on Monday.

02 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Policeman killed, CRPF personnel injured in Pulwama terrorist attack

A Jammu and Kashmir Police cop was killed and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man was injured on Sunday after terrorists opened fire on them in Pulwama district.

29 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Days before Amit Shah's visit, two blasts rock Udhampur

Two bomb blasts over a span of eight hours rocked Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

23 Sep 2022

Lalu, Nitish to meet Sonia Gandhi to bolster Opposition unity

In an attempt to strengthen Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 General Elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Janata Dal (United) (JDU) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are likely to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Sunday evening.

08 Sep 2022

Andhra Pradesh
Mumbai: Breach in Amit Shah's security, man impersonates MHA staffer

A security lapse was exposed in Mumbai during Home Minister Amit Shah's visit after a 32-year-old man was caught impersonating a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official.

SC grants Teesta Setalvad interim bail in Gujarat riots case

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad in a case related to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

30 Aug 2022

Race for 2024: Amit Shah to visit Bihar, Rajasthan

As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections inch closer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to pull out its big guns in the opposition-ruled states.

22 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi
MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

19 Aug 2022

DGPs should monitor demographic changes in border states: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, reportedly remarked on Thursday that all border state police chiefs should keep a close check on the demographic changes taking place in their respective areas while highlighting the importance of national security.

Centre's U-turn on Rohingyas: MHA says no flats in Delhi

Hours after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced rehabilitation for Rohingya refugees in Delhi, the Centre released a statement objecting to the news.

10 Aug 2022

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks speculation about new CM

Following the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka last week, speculations of yet another change in the state's chief ministership have emerged.

09 Aug 2022

Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar resigns, JD(U) ends alliance with BJP

Amid a brewing political crisis in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Phagu Chauhan.

Will implement CAA after COVID-19 booster vaccination drive: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019, or the CAA, after the COVID-19 booster vaccination drive is over, The Indian Express reported.

31 Jul 2022

Delhi Police
ITBP DG Sanjay Arora is new Delhi Police commissioner

IPS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, Sanjay Arora, is all set to become the next commissioner of the Delhi Police.

Gujarat court rejects Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar's bail pleas

An Ahmedabad sessions court denied bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and ex-Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar in a case of evidence fabrication linked to the Gujarat riots on Saturday.

25 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha
'Unruly behavior': 4 Congress MPs suspended for entire monsoon session

Amid a heated monsoon session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday suspended four Congress MPs for "unruly behavior."

09 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi
Amarnath Yatra: 15,000 rescued, 16 dead, 40 missing after cloudburst

At least 16 people were killed and dozens swept away by the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the revered cave shrine of Amarnath in Kashmir on Friday evening.

05 Jul 2022

Pakistan News
Udaipur killers crafted knives themselves to behead tailor Kanhaiya Lal

The knives used by Riyaz Akhtari and Ghaus Mohammad to slit tailor Kanhaiya Lal's throat in Udaipur last week were allegedly crafted by Akhtari in a factory.

04 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi
Himachal: Schoolchildren among 16 dead as bus falls into gorge

At least 16 passengers, including school children, died on Monday after a bus plummeted down a gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, NDTV reported.

Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar sent to 14-day judicial custody

Activist Teesta Setalvad and former DGP RB Sreekumar were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a magisterial court following the end of their police remand on Saturday.

02 Jul 2022

This is not Sena CM: Thackeray removes Shinde from party

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray removed newly-elected CM and rebel Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena leader for anti-party activities on Friday.

01 Jul 2022

Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra: Shinde vetoes Thackeray's decision; Pawar targets Fadnavis' 'disgruntled' face

As the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government seized power in the state, political responses began to flow.

Gujarat riots: Meet Teesta Setalvad, the co-petitioner against PM Modi

Teesta Setalvad—a Mumbai-based journalist and activist is the secretary and founding trustee of the non-profit organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)—which was founded after the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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