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Amit Shah is a prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader currently serving as the Home Minister of India. He is also the first Minister of Cooperation of India. Joined BJP in 1987, Shah referred to as the 'Chanakya' of modern Indian politics and often credited with making the BJP a formidable election machine. It was under his presidency, the party emerged victorious in several state elections besides the party's landslide Lok Sabha elections win in 2014 and 2019. National president of BJP from 2014 to 2020, Shah is often considered as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-hand man. He first met Modi in 1982 through Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) circles, the Hindu nationalist organisation he has been associated with since childhood. When Modi was serving as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shah emerged as a powerful leader in the state. In his political stint under the Modi-led Gujarat government, he became the youngest minister and handled multiple portfolios at the same time. At one time, he held as many as 12 portfolios, including home, law and justice, border security, and legislative and parliamentary affairs among others. Besides BJP’s victories, Amit Shah has also added a milestone in his political career with winning every election he fought. Since 1989, the politician has fought 29 elections and has won them all. He was elected as an MLA from Gujarat’s Sarkhej in four consecutive elections between 1997 and 2007. He was elected as a member of the upper house of Parliament -- Rajya Sabha -- from Gujarat in 2017. In the 2019 general elections, he contested and was elected to the lower house of Parliament -- Lok Sabha -- from Gandhinagar, a seat previously held by BJP veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani. In the polls, he gained 69.67 percent of the total votes cast in the constituency and defeated his nearest rival Dr CJ Chavda of the Indian National Congress by a margin of 557,014 votes. Later, he was appointed as the Home Minister of the country in PM Modi’s second term. Sworn in at the age of 54, Amit Shah is the youngest serving full-time Home Minister the country has seen. In the first major action after taking up the role, Shah moved a resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha in August 2019 and divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the UT and Ladakh as a separate UT. He later declared implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Rajya Sabha and introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. In his college days, Shah was a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS. He has also served as chairman of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) since 2014. More

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  • Jain's continuance as minister 'shamelessness', unprecedented: Amit Shah Nov 24, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Jain's continuance as minister 'shamelessness', unprecedented: Amit Shah

    Videos of Jain have emerged purportedly showing him eating uncooked vegetables and fruits, getting massages and other special facilities in his Tihar prison cell.

  • BJP committed to bring UCC but only after following all democratic process: Amit Shah Nov 24, 2022 05:14 PM IST

    BJP committed to bring UCC but only after following all democratic process: Amit Shah

    Addressing an event here, he also exuded confidence in BJP’s victory in the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections as also in the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) polls.

  • BJP committed to bring UCC once democratic discussions are over: Amit Shah Nov 24, 2022 01:15 PM IST

    BJP committed to bring UCC once democratic discussions are over: Amit Shah

    When asked about the UCC, Amit Shah said it is the BJP's promise to the people of this country from the Jan Sangh days.

  • Mukroh clashes: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to visit New Delhi today, discuss border situation with Amit Shah Nov 24, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    Mukroh clashes: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to visit New Delhi today, discuss border situation with Amit Shah

    The meeting, slated for Thursday evening, comes a day after the Assam Cabinet announced that it will hand over the probe into the violence to the CBI, and asked the state police to show restraint while dealing with civilian disturbances.

  • Violence on Assam border: Meghalaya delegation to meet Amit Shah on November 24 Nov 23, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Violence on Assam border: Meghalaya delegation to meet Amit Shah on November 24

    The Assam government, however, on Tuesday said it would hand over the investigation into the violence on its disputed boundary with Meghalaya in West Karbi Anglong district to a central or neutral agency.

  • India offers to host secretariat for global 'No Money for Terror' initiative Nov 19, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    India offers to host secretariat for global 'No Money for Terror' initiative

    The two-day conference here was attended by 450 delegates from over 75 nations and international organisations.

  • Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani elected Gujarat Cricket Association president Nov 19, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani elected Gujarat Cricket Association president

    Nathwani, who had held the post of vice-president, will take over the position left vacant by union home minister Amit Shah.

  • Terror financing more dangerous than terror, says Home Minister Amit Shah Nov 18, 2022 05:24 PM IST

    Terror financing more dangerous than terror, says Home Minister Amit Shah

    To achieve the goal of ”No Money for Terror”, the global community must understand the ”Mode – Medium – Method” of terror financing and adopt the principle of ’One Mind, One Approach’ in cracking down on it, he said.

  • Terrorism most serious threat to global peace; darknet being used by terrorists: Amit Shah Nov 18, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Terrorism most serious threat to global peace; darknet being used by terrorists: Amit Shah

    Addressing a session at the third ’No money for terror ministerial conference on counter-terrorism financing’, he said terrorists are constantly finding new ways to carry out violence, radicalise youth and raise financial resources.

  • Terrorism should not be linked to any religion, says Amit Shah Nov 18, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Terrorism should not be linked to any religion, says Amit Shah

    "Furthermore, financing of terrorism weakens the economy of countries of the world," Amit Shah said addressing the third 'No Money for Terror Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing' hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs here.

  • Network 18 Exclusive | Uplifting poor, waiving bills not revadi culture, freebies dangerous: Amit Shah Nov 15, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Network 18 Exclusive | Uplifting poor, waiving bills not revadi culture, freebies dangerous: Amit Shah

    Shah told News 18 that when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets a majority in the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, incumbent chief minister Bhupendra Patel will 'undoubtedly' return to the post.

  • Providing electricity not revadi, but waiving electricity bill is: Amit Shah Nov 15, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Providing electricity not revadi, but waiving electricity bill is: Amit Shah

    Participating in News18’s Gujarat Adhiveshan programme in the poll-bound state, Shah spoke on a range of issues, including state elections, freebie culture, Uniform Civil Code, the tussle over Sardar Patel, the situation in regions like Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, India’s international standing, border concerns, internal security, and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Amit Shah highlights PM Modi's efforts to boost irrigation, drinking water supply in Gujarat Nov 08, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Amit Shah highlights PM Modi's efforts to boost irrigation, drinking water supply in Gujarat

    Every countryman, especially the young generation in Gujarat, must watch the video that highlights Modi's "foresight and hardwork" in dealing with the state's water crisis, he said on Twitter.

  • BJP to win both upper and lower parts of Himachal Pradesh: Amit Shah Nov 06, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    BJP to win both upper and lower parts of Himachal Pradesh: Amit Shah

    During an election rally in Kangra district, Amit Shah also took a swipe at the poll guarantees given by the Congress in its manifesto.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Bengal for Eastern Zonal Council meeting postponed: Official Oct 29, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Bengal for Eastern Zonal Council meeting postponed: Official

    The official also said that the letter received from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), apprising the state government of the development, had no mention of any fresh date.

  • Collective responsibility of states and Centre to tackle crimes: Amit Shah Oct 27, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    Collective responsibility of states and Centre to tackle crimes: Amit Shah

    ”In our Constitution, law and order is a state subject…but we can be successful against trans-border or borderless crimes only when all states sit together to ponder over them, make a common strategy and (make) efforts to curb them,” he said here.

  • 2-day 'Chintan Shivir' of state home ministers in Haryana from Thursday; PM Modi, Amit Shah to address Oct 27, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    2-day 'Chintan Shivir' of state home ministers in Haryana from Thursday; PM Modi, Amit Shah to address

    The objective of the 'Chintan Shivir' is to prepare an action plan for the implementation of 'Vision 2047' and 'Panch Pran' announced in the prime minister's Independence Day speech, an official said.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates projects worth Rs 6,629 crore in Haryana Oct 27, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates projects worth Rs 6,629 crore in Haryana

    Shah inaugurated the projects virtually from an event at the Parade Ground in Sector 12.

  • 'Chintan Shivir' on cybercrime, women's safety, drug trafficking from Oct 28; Amit Shah to chair meet Oct 26, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    'Chintan Shivir' on cybercrime, women's safety, drug trafficking from Oct 28; Amit Shah to chair meet

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah will preside over the ’Chintan Shivir’, whose objective is to prepare an action plan for the implementation of ’Vision 2047’ and ’Panch Pran’ announced in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, an official statement said.

  • Most 'hotspots' free from anti-national activities: Home Minister Amit Shah Oct 21, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Most 'hotspots' free from anti-national activities: Home Minister Amit Shah

    Same was the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in the states affected by Naxal violence, the minister said while addressing top police and paramilitary forces commanders at the National Police Memorial in the Chanakyapuri area here on the occasion of the National Police Commemoration Day.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah to address concluding session of Interpol general assembly today Oct 21, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah to address concluding session of Interpol general assembly today

    Amit Shah will arrive at the newly-built swanky Pragati Maidan to address the concluding session of the assembly at 12.50 pm, the home ministry said on Twitter.

  • Arvind Kejriwal hits back at Amit Shah, says don't make excuses for BJP-led MCD's failure Oct 20, 2022 04:08 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal hits back at Amit Shah, says don't make excuses for BJP-led MCD's failure

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, the AAP supremo also said that in the next civic elections, people will have to decide whether they want a Delhi filled with garbage or a clean Delhi.

  • Bilkis case: Former CM Siddaramiah seeks Amit Shah's resignation for freeing convicts Oct 18, 2022 04:20 PM IST

    Bilkis case: Former CM Siddaramiah seeks Amit Shah's resignation for freeing convicts

    In a series of tweets, the Congress stalwart came down heavily on the BJP, particularly Amit Shah.

  • Will bring big positive change: PM Modi after Amit Shah releases textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students in MP Oct 17, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Will bring big positive change: PM Modi after Amit Shah releases textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students in MP

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released textbooks in Hindi of three subjects for MBBS students as part of an ambitious project of the Madhya Pradesh government to impart medical education in that language.

  • Amit Shah releases textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students in Madhya Pradesh; hails PM Modi for speaking in Hindi on international platforms Oct 16, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    Amit Shah releases textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students in Madhya Pradesh; hails PM Modi for speaking in Hindi on international platforms

    Terming it as an important day in history, Shah said Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to start the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) course in Hindi.