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Amit Shah is the Home Minister of India and a prominent BJP leader, often considered PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man. During Modi government's first term in office, he was the President of BJP. Shah is often credited with making the BJP a formidable election machine. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar constituency during the 2019 General Elections. More

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  • 'Are poll dates announced as per suggestions of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah?': Mamata Banerjee questions 8-phase elections Feb 26, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    'Are poll dates announced as per suggestions of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah?': Mamata Banerjee questions 8-phase elections

    Mamata Banerjee said the Election Commission should not look at the state "through the eyes of the saffron camp" — a reference to the BJP.

  • Congress joined hands with Badruddin Ajmal for "lust for power": Amit Shah Feb 25, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Congress joined hands with Badruddin Ajmal for "lust for power": Amit Shah

    The Congress' "greed" to capture power in the state will remain unfulfilled and the BJP along with its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which symbolises Assamese identity, will win the assembly polls with a two-thirds majority, Shah told a public rally at Borduwa, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva, the 15-16th century saint, scholar and religious reformer, in Nagaon district.

  • Amit Shah talks of Making Assam, North East biggest contributor to India's GDP Feb 25, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Amit Shah talks of Making Assam, North East biggest contributor to India's GDP

    The journey initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taken forward by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Amit Shah said after attending the 'Mahayagya' at the Shivlinga shaped 'Maha Mrityunjaya' temple, believed to be the tallest Shiva temple in the world, in Assam's Nagaon district.

  • Gujarat civic polls: Home Minister Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad Feb 21, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Gujarat civic polls: Home Minister Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Voting is currently underway for elections to six municipal corporationsin Gujarat - Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

  • New education policy reflects Modi govt's commitment towards empowerment of Indian languages: Amit Shah Feb 21, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    New education policy reflects Modi govt's commitment towards empowerment of Indian languages: Amit Shah

    In a message on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, Shah said the mother tongue is a powerful medium of expression.

  • Amit Shah summoned by special court in defamation case filed by TMC's Abhishek Banerjee Feb 19, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Amit Shah summoned by special court in defamation case filed by TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

    The special judge of MP/MLA court at Bidhannagar directed that Amit Shah is "required to appear in person/by pleader".

  • Efforts made so Netaji is forgotten: Amit Shah Feb 19, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Efforts made so Netaji is forgotten: Amit Shah

    Shah, while inaugurating the "Shauryanjali Programme" - a tribute to the Bengali revolutionaries, urged the youth of the nation to draw inspiration from the life and struggles of the freedom fighters.

  • TMC brought cut-money and syndicate culture, BJP will bring development in Bengal: Amit Shah Feb 18, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    TMC brought cut-money and syndicate culture, BJP will bring development in Bengal: Amit Shah

    Shah said BJP's 'Parivartan Yatra' is not for changing a chief minister, an MLA or a minister but ending infiltration and transforming West Bengal into a developed state.

  • Amit Shah launches final phase of 'Poriborton Yatra' in West Bengal, promises 33% quota for women Feb 18, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Amit Shah launches final phase of 'Poriborton Yatra' in West Bengal, promises 33% quota for women

    Shah, who is on a two-day political tour, said the fight of the BJP is to make Bengal 'Sonar Bangla'.

  • Amit Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map Feb 18, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Amit Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

    Shah said, he feels sad about the facilities here since lakhs of pilgrims visit the site annually, and when the BJP comes to power in Bengal, all tourism projects of the Central government will be successfully implemented here.

  • West Bengal to witness clash of titans as Mamata Banerjee and Amit Shah to address rallies in same district today Feb 18, 2021 07:47 AM IST

    West Bengal to witness clash of titans as Mamata Banerjee and Amit Shah to address rallies in same district today

    It is for the first time in the run up to the assembly elections that Banerjee and Shah will be holding rallies in the same district and more or less at the same time in the afternoon.

  • Pulwama Terror Attack: PM Modi, HM Amit Shah and others pay tributes to martyrs Feb 14, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    Pulwama Terror Attack: PM Modi, HM Amit Shah and others pay tributes to martyrs

    In 2019, Pakistan-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out the dastardly attack on a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles resulting in the death of 40 jawans.

  • Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Feb 13, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Famers' protests | Will bring law to claim damages from protestors, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the state will bring a law for recovery of damages to public property from protesters.

  • J&K will be given statehood at an appropriate time: Amit Shah tells Lok Sabha Feb 13, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    J&K will be given statehood at an appropriate time: Amit Shah tells Lok Sabha

    On the repeal of Article 370, Home Ministe Amit Shah said the decision taken on August 5, 2019, would not be undone. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the abrogation of the law.

  • Amit Shah-led high level committee approves Rs 3,113 crore for 5 states as disaster relief Feb 13, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Amit Shah-led high level committee approves Rs 3,113 crore for 5 states as disaster relief

    The states and union territory that will get the additional central assistancefrom the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)are AndhraPradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh, a home ministry statement said.

  • Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah trade barbs as TMC-BJP fight heats up in poll-bound West Bengal Feb 12, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah trade barbs as TMC-BJP fight heats up in poll-bound West Bengal

    Nephew, son, Sita, Ram all get weaponised as the two sides slug it out for primacy in the Assembly polls, which will take place only in April-May. In 2016, the TMC had retained power by winning 211 seats in the 294-seat Assembly, while the BJP won just three seats. The Congress and Left won 76 seats together.

  • 'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers Feb 11, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers

    After refusing to implement the PM Kisan scheme for a year, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last month agreed to roll out the cash benefits of Rs 6,000 per year in the state.

  • Amit Shah back with Narayani Sena Battalion promises to woo Rajbonshis ahead of Bengal elections Feb 11, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Amit Shah back with Narayani Sena Battalion promises to woo Rajbonshis ahead of Bengal elections

    Apart from promising the Narayani Sena regiment to the Rajbonshi community of North Bengal -- in lines with the one that existed in the Cooch Behar kingdom – Amit Shah also promised that the training centre will be named after Chila Roy – a prince of the Koch Dynasty and the younger brother of King Nara Narayan.

  • Farmers protest | No propaganda can stop India, says Amit Shah in response to Rihanna's tweet Feb 03, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Farmers protest | No propaganda can stop India, says Amit Shah in response to Rihanna's tweet

    Amit Shah tweeted using the hashtags #IndiaAgainstPropaganda and #IndiaTogether in his tweet and shared MEA's statement as a response to international celebs on farmers’ agitation.

  • Rajib Banerjee, other former TMC leaders join BJP in Delhi Jan 30, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    Rajib Banerjee, other former TMC leaders join BJP in Delhi

    Rajib Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was recently expelled from the TMC, and former Howrah Mayor Rathin Chakraborty, flew to the national capital on a special plane, and met central BJP leaders.

  • Vaccination drive going well; world surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah Jan 21, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Vaccination drive going well; world surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

    Shah, one of the senior most members of the cabinet,also said the COVID-19 vaccination drive is progressing welland once everyone is vaccinated, ''we will attain victory overthe pandemic''.

  • HD Kumaraswamy attacks Karnataka CM Yediyurappa, Amit Shah for ‘ignoring’ Kannada at an event Jan 17, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    HD Kumaraswamy attacks Karnataka CM Yediyurappa, Amit Shah for ‘ignoring’ Kannada at an event

    JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy sought an apology from Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for not including Kannada language on the inscription plaque that was unveiled at the new Rapid Action Force (RAF) Centre in the state.

  • Farm laws will help increase income of farmers: Amit Shah Jan 17, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Farm laws will help increase income of farmers: Amit Shah

    The three farm laws will help farmers in increasing their income and they can now sell their produce anywhere in the country and the world, Shah has said.

  • BJP govt in Karnataka will complete 5 year term and return to power again: Amit Shah Jan 16, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    BJP govt in Karnataka will complete 5 year term and return to power again: Amit Shah

    Shah was speaking at the inauguration of police quarters in Bengaluru, besides virtual inauguration of the Indian Reserved Battalion at Vijayapura and the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) here.

  • Coal sector to play vital role in achieving target of $5 trillion economy: Amit Shah Jan 11, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    Coal sector to play vital role in achieving target of $5 trillion economy: Amit Shah

    Launching a single window clearance system for the coal sector, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said commercial coal mining auctions will now facilitate small and medium industries to receive coal supplies easily.

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