amit shah

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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  • All knives are out for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections Jun 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    All knives are out for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections

    Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat will see a second round of the Amit Shah vs Ahmed Patel bout. BJP has the upper hand in MP, in Rajasthan it is the Congress

  • Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide? Mar 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide?

    If Jyotiraditya Scindia felt suffocated enough in the party to switch over to the BJP, the Congress durbaris and the ‘old guard’ too need to share the blame. Rahul Gandhi also needs to share the blame.

  • Politics | Jyotiraditya Scindia was left with no option in the Congress Mar 11, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    Politics | Jyotiraditya Scindia was left with no option in the Congress

    Shouldn’t have Sonia Gandhi intervened to prevent Jyotiraditya Scindia from quitting the party? Should not have Rahul Gandhi stepped in to settle the crisis brewing in Madhya Pradesh?

  • Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition Mar 06, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition

    The Centre, should it choose to end the crisis, can agree to the 2010 NPR form and put out a list of NRC documents. That in itself will go a long way towards ending the protests. It will still be seen to be firm on the CAA and can claim that as a victory.

  • Politics | Does the Delhi violence point to a deeper malaise? Feb 26, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Politics | Does the Delhi violence point to a deeper malaise?

    On the face of it, the riots could be attributed to the total collapse of proper policing, lack of intelligence on local ferment and even reckless and irresponsible posturing by some politicians.

  • Politics | Reinventing the BJP in Delhi Feb 13, 2020 01:39 PM IST

    Politics | Reinventing the BJP in Delhi

    In retrospect, the BJP suffered for a host of reasons which it knew all along, but has done little to redress since its defeat in Delhi in 1998.

  • Politics | Will the Bodo accord bring peace to western Assam? Feb 05, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Politics | Will the Bodo accord bring peace to western Assam?

    While the peace accord has brought cheer to thousands of Bodos, an uneasy silence is observed among the non-Bodos, who constitute the majority of the region.

  • Politics | The shifting political sands of Bihar Jan 17, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    Politics | The shifting political sands of Bihar

    Following Nitish Kumar’s remarks against the NRC and the CAA, the BJP has started its efforts to rein in the JDU to avert a Shiv Sena-type disaster in Bihar.

  • Citizenship Act | Lessons to learn from BJP’s floor management in Parliament Dec 16, 2019 05:04 PM IST

    Citizenship Act | Lessons to learn from BJP’s floor management in Parliament

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill being passed in Parliament, especially in the Rajya Sabha, is a good case study to understand how deftly Amit Shah and the BJP won over the support of not just its allies but also regional parties opposing it.

  • Politics | Protests against CAB are more political than humanitarian Dec 13, 2019 03:41 PM IST

    Politics | Protests against CAB are more political than humanitarian

    The citizenship Act, in its application, is not about opening doors to new migrants who wish to come to India but more about legalising those already in India and do not figure currently in any official rolls.

  • Citizenship Amendment Bill | Why India must not alienate its close neighbours Dec 13, 2019 01:01 PM IST

    Citizenship Amendment Bill | Why India must not alienate its close neighbours

    Telling a friendly neighbour that you have persecuted your minorities is both bad diplomacy and cocking a snook at those who stood by you in protecting your national security interests — the CAB conveys that to Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

  • Politics | All parties win as the BJP loses Maharashtra Nov 28, 2019 01:28 PM IST

    Politics | All parties win as the BJP loses Maharashtra

    The BJP is now seen as an opportunist party, which has compromised on its anti-corruption plank. The Shiv Sena has emerged as the David to the BJP's Goliath. Sharad Pawar and his NCP are back in power, and for the Congress, this has been an unexpected bonus.

  • Politics | Congress still lacks the hunger and appetite for a fight Oct 25, 2019 11:56 AM IST

    Politics | Congress still lacks the hunger and appetite for a fight

    The assembly election results in Haryana and Maharashtra might have given the Congress a shot in the arm — but, it is yet to change its laidback attitude.

  • State elections 2019: A wake-up call for BJP, Opposition sniffs a chance Oct 24, 2019 04:51 PM IST

    State elections 2019: A wake-up call for BJP, Opposition sniffs a chance

    A big takeaway is how the voters are discerning enough to distinguish between Assembly and Lok Sabha elections

  • Politics | Decoding Mohan Bhagwat’s Vijayadashami address Oct 10, 2019 10:38 AM IST

    Politics | Decoding Mohan Bhagwat’s Vijayadashami address

    From the RSS chief’s speech it is more than evident that he is satisfied with the performance of the Narendra Modi government — but the cautionary signals are also clear.

  • Politics | From vibrant diversity to crippling uniformity? Sep 20, 2019 09:36 AM IST

    Politics | From vibrant diversity to crippling uniformity?

    While it is possible to concede that diversity is a given in India, as a democratic republic it is imperative to work towards pluralism. Our goal has to be to proceed towards sincere pluralism.

  • J&K and Article 370 | Narendra Modi and Amit Shah keep their promise; what next? Aug 05, 2019 04:25 PM IST

    J&K and Article 370 | Narendra Modi and Amit Shah keep their promise; what next?

    Those who agree with the government’s decision feel that it will usher in development, but those who are opposing this feel that the Modi government has opened a tinderbox.

  • Politics | The NRC is a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project Jul 18, 2019 11:54 AM IST

    Politics | The NRC is a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

    Its political opponents don’t realise the potential of the CAB in polarising the electorate and how it could propel the BJP to a spectacular victory in the West Bengal assembly election in 2021.

  • Politics | BJP needs Amit Shah in Maharashtra even as Congress remains rudderless Jun 14, 2019 01:04 PM IST

    Politics | BJP needs Amit Shah in Maharashtra even as Congress remains rudderless

    In the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls, Sharad Pawar is expected to outmanoeuvre Devendra Fadnavis and he could even match the Modi-Shah duo. As for the Congress, it is looking at a deep, dark abyss.

  • Politics | Is violence the last lifeline for Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal? Jun 12, 2019 02:57 PM IST

    Politics | Is violence the last lifeline for Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal?

    If the Centre dismisses the Trinamool Congress government it would help in giving the opposition parties a cause to unite against the BJP.

  • Politics | Nitish Kumar could learn from Naveen Patnaik Jun 07, 2019 01:29 PM IST

    Politics | Nitish Kumar could learn from Naveen Patnaik

    While many would see the current rumblings between the BJP and the JD(U) as an indication of snap elections, the realistic political picture is that the BJP won’t be giving Bihar to the Opposition on a platter.

  • Politics | Modi’s team of ministers outlines new government’s focus Jun 03, 2019 02:42 PM IST

    Politics | Modi’s team of ministers outlines new government’s focus

    Narendra Modi’s selection of 24 Cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 24 ministers of state has a lot to do with implementing 75 milestones before 2022, which are crucial for the BJP’s continued electoral success.

  • Politics | The takeaways from Modi’s new Cabinet May 31, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Politics | The takeaways from Modi’s new Cabinet

    If a map of India is taken and the Modi’s 57 ministers are geo-tagged to the constituency they represent, it would spread across the nation. This is a reflection of the BJP’s presence across India.

  • Politics | Why Amit Shah remains so important for BJP May 27, 2019 08:56 AM IST

    Politics | Why Amit Shah remains so important for BJP

    Amit Shah’s role in turning around the fortunes of the BJP in the recent past is substantial. In the past five years, he has been working on a war footing treating every election as a won to win.

  • Political Pulse | Sweet, bitter, bitter-sweet verdict for Maharashtra parties May 24, 2019 02:12 PM IST

    Political Pulse | Sweet, bitter, bitter-sweet verdict for Maharashtra parties

    Amit Shah pulled all the warring factions of the BJP and the allies together, and the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana seems to have blunted the edge of the farmers’ anger to give the NDA an edge.

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