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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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  • Naxal attack: Home Minister Amit Shah cuts short poll campaign in Assam, returning to Delhi Apr 04, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    Naxal attack: Home Minister Amit Shah cuts short poll campaign in Assam, returning to Delhi

    The home minister was on a day-long visit to Assam and was scheduled to attend three election campaign meetings in Sarbhog, Bhawanipur and Jalukbari constituencies.

  • Naxal attack: Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel; directs CRPF DG to visit state Apr 04, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Naxal attack: Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel; directs CRPF DG to visit state

    At least five security personnel were killed and 30 others injured on April 3 in the encounter with Naxals in a forest along the border between Bijapur and Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh.

  • Reject 'corrupt, dynastic' DMK-Congress combine, says Amit Shah Apr 03, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Reject 'corrupt, dynastic' DMK-Congress combine, says Amit Shah

    The Maran family, Karunanidhi family and Gandhi family 'are dynasty, family parties whereas BJP and AIADMK are parties that elevate grassroot workers to the posts of PM and CM,' Shah added.

  • Amit Shah tears into DMK for A Raja's offensive remarks against Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami; dubs it "anti-women" Apr 01, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Amit Shah tears into DMK for A Raja's offensive remarks against Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami; dubs it "anti-women"

    The "mothers and sisters" of the state should teach a 'lesson' to the DMK in the April 6 Assembly polls, Amit Shah said.

  • Assembly Election 2021 | Amit Shah appeals to people of West Bengal, Assam to vote in large numbers Apr 01, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Assembly Election 2021 | Amit Shah appeals to people of West Bengal, Assam to vote in large numbers

    "As the voting for the 2nd phase begins in West Bengal, I appeal to everyone to vote in large numbers. Your one vote can bring decisive change. So, come out and vote for a safer and prosperous Bengal," he said.

  • Assam Election 2021 | BJP will not allow state to become infiltrators hub again, says Amit Shah Mar 31, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Assam Election 2021 | BJP will not allow state to become infiltrators hub again, says Amit Shah

    Taking a swipe at Ajmal for claiming that the "lock and key (AIUDF symbol) of forming the next government in the state is in his hands, Shah said the people would decide who will run Assam.

  • 'Everything cannot be made public': Amit Shah's cryptic answer on 'meeting' with Sharad Pawar Mar 29, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    'Everything cannot be made public': Amit Shah's cryptic answer on 'meeting' with Sharad Pawar

    There has been speculation in political circles that Shah met Pawar and Praful Patel at a top industrialist's residence in Ahmedabad on March 27.

  • Assam Election 2021 | BJP will enact laws to check 'love and land jihad': Amit Shah at poll rally Mar 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Assam Election 2021 | BJP will enact laws to check 'love and land jihad': Amit Shah at poll rally

    Addressing an election rally, Amit Shah said appropriate laws and policies will be put in place to strengthen Assamese culture and civilisation.

  • LDF/UDF made Kerala a "den" of corruption: Amit Shah Mar 24, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    LDF/UDF made Kerala a "den" of corruption: Amit Shah

    Shah addressed two poll rallies at Kanjirapally in Kottayam district and Paravur in Kollam district, besides taking out road shows at Tripunithura in Kochi and Kanjikode in Palakkad.

  • Amit Shah reassures action will be taken against culprits behind the harrasment of the four nuns Mar 24, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Amit Shah reassures action will be taken against culprits behind the harrasment of the four nuns

    When the police were asked about how bona fide ticket holders can be forcefully detrained based on a suspicion of forceful religious conversion, a Senior RPF official responded by saying that by law, any passenger can raise a complaint about a cognizable offence.

  • Union Minister Amit Shah hits streets, campaigns for BJP candidates in Kerala Mar 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Union Minister Amit Shah hits streets, campaigns for BJP candidates in Kerala

    Speaking to reporters during the roadshow, Shah targetted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the gold smuggling case, asking him to explain whether his former Principal Secretary M Sivasankar was involved in the scam.

  • TMC swindling Amphan relief fund in West Bengal: Amit Shah Mar 23, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    TMC swindling Amphan relief fund in West Bengal: Amit Shah

    Criticising the TMC's "cut money" culture, Shah claimed that "Bhatija (nephew) and company swindled central funds sent for Amphan relief". If voted to power, Shah said the BJP would constitute a committee to probe the alleged siphoning off relief funds.

  • BJP ensured peace and development in Assam: Amit Shah Mar 22, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    BJP ensured peace and development in Assam: Amit Shah

    Addressing the first of three election rallies in Assam during the day, Shah alleged that five years ago when Congress was in power, there was agitation, violence, bomb blasts, deaths and curfews were common.

  • Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee's 'appeasement politics', says no curb to be imposed on festivals if BJP wins polls Mar 21, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee's 'appeasement politics', says no curb to be imposed on festivals if BJP wins polls

    Amit Shah, during a rally here in Purba Medinipur district, reaffirmed that the BJP will build 'sonar Bangla' (golden Bengal) over the next five years, propelled by the partys double-engine government at the Centre and the state.

  • Frustrated over 'poor' turnout in poll rallies, Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to kill me: Mamata Banerjee Mar 16, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Frustrated over 'poor' turnout in poll rallies, Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to kill me: Mamata Banerjee

    Claiming that Shah is getting "frustrated" by "poor turnou" at his rallies, Banerjee also alleged that the BJP is plotting conspiracies to kill her as her security director Vivek Sahay was removed by the Election Commission after she sustained injuries last week in Purba Medinipur's Nandigram.

  • Battle for Bengal: Amit Shah promises special schemes for tribals, Mamata says BJP 'faking its love' for minorities Mar 16, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Battle for Bengal: Amit Shah promises special schemes for tribals, Mamata says BJP 'faking its love' for minorities

    Reaching out to West Bengal government employees and said the seventh Pay Commission will be implemented in the state if the saffron party is voted to power.

  • Narendra Modi, Amit Shah big-time extortionists, 'parivartan' to happen in Delhi and not Bengal: Mamata Mar 07, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Narendra Modi, Amit Shah big-time extortionists, 'parivartan' to happen in Delhi and not Bengal: Mamata

    Hitting out at Modi over his "ashol 'parivartan" (real change) jibe during a rally in Kolkata earlier in the day, she said, "Parivartan will happen in Delhi, not in Bengal."

  • Amit Shah hits back at Pinarayi Vijayan, poses questions over gold-dollar smuggling cases Mar 07, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Amit Shah hits back at Pinarayi Vijayan, poses questions over gold-dollar smuggling cases

    Speaking at the culmination of the BJP's rally 'Vijaya Yathra' at the Shanghumugham Beach, Amit Shah also sought to know if the Chief Minister's Office tried to influence the customs officials in the case.

  • Amit Shah exudes confidence of NDA 'coalition government' in Tamil Nadu post April 6 polls Mar 07, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Amit Shah exudes confidence of NDA 'coalition government' in Tamil Nadu post April 6 polls

    Launching his "Vetri Kodi Eandhi" (Carrying the flag of victory) campaign from Suseendiram in this district, he said he was confident that a coalition government of the NDA will come to power in the state after the April 6 assembly polls.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 | BJP CEC to finalise first list of 60 candidates today Mar 04, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 | BJP CEC to finalise first list of 60 candidates today

    West Bengal is arguably the biggest election prize the BJP has been eyeing in recent times. The State is witnessing a high-stakes battle between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing her toughest challenge amid a series of defections from the TMC to the saffron party. The 8-phase election will begin on March 27

  • Ex-Puducherry CM Narayanasamy threatens Amit Shah with defamation suit after corruption allegation Mar 01, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Ex-Puducherry CM Narayanasamy threatens Amit Shah with defamation suit after corruption allegation

    Earlier on February 28, the Home Minister lambasted V Narayanasamy's government and alleged that he was engaged in rampant corruption in Puducherry.

  • Congress collapsing across India due to dynasty politics, says Amit Shah Feb 28, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Congress collapsing across India due to dynasty politics, says Amit Shah

    Addressing an election rally of BJP here, an enclave of the union territory, Shah claimed the Congress government, which collapsed earlier this month after losing majority, indulged in "petty politics" over Central schemes meant for Puducherry.

  • '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.

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