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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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  • PM Modi revisits economic reform agenda after landslide election win Mar 17, 2017 10:18 AM IST

    PM Modi revisits economic reform agenda after landslide election win

    Voters in Uttar Pradesh handed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the biggest majority for any party in the state since 1977, effectively giving their blessing to his shock decision last November to scrap 86 percent of the cash in circulation.

  • UP polls did not go down to the wire: PM Modi Mar 17, 2017 07:53 AM IST

    UP polls did not go down to the wire: PM Modi

    The Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls "did not quite go down to the wire", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

  • BJP sets tone for 2019 Lok Sabha polls at its parliamentary party Mar 16, 2017 12:32 PM IST

    BJP sets tone for 2019 Lok Sabha polls at its parliamentary party

    BJP chief Amit Shah said the parliamentary elections are the next big challenge for the party following its win in the recently concluded state polls.

  • Election success can spur reforms but tackle bad loans first: Manish Chokhani Mar 14, 2017 09:53 PM IST

    Election success can spur reforms but tackle bad loans first: Manish Chokhani

    Manish Chokhani, Director of Enam Holdings, said the velocity of the economy continues to be choked by non-performing assets (NPAs) at public sector banks and suggested the government take over defunct steel and power plants.

  • A masterclass in communication: How BJP scripted the UP success story Mar 14, 2017 08:24 PM IST

    A masterclass in communication: How BJP scripted the UP success story

    From massive public meetings to creating 10,344 WhatsApp groups, the BJP's resounding victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls can be put down its carefully crafted campaign and electoral management strategy.

  • Market Week Ahead: Record high seen on landslide BJP's UP victory, Jan factory data Mar 11, 2017 04:37 PM IST

    Market Week Ahead: Record high seen on landslide BJP's UP victory, Jan factory data

    The later part of the truncated week may see some correction amid consolidation due to the Fed policy meeting, say experts.

  • UP Polls 2017: Saffron sweep hints at Muslims voting for BJP in large numbers Mar 11, 2017 01:34 PM IST

    UP Polls 2017: Saffron sweep hints at Muslims voting for BJP in large numbers

    “It is quite likely that Muslims have voted for the BJP. Considering the fact that they took the stand for Muslim women rights I won’t be surprised if some sections have shown favor with the party,” Amber said.

  • Shah meets Bhayyaji on UP CM probables; RSS may back Keshav Maurya Mar 11, 2017 12:57 PM IST

    Shah meets Bhayyaji on UP CM probables; RSS may back Keshav Maurya

  • BJP leaders credit 'Modi wave' for strong showing in UP Mar 11, 2017 11:30 AM IST

    BJP leaders credit 'Modi wave' for strong showing in UP

    On the next chief minister in the state, they said the decision will be taken by the BJP parliamentary board and the legislature party in the state soon.

  • UP Assembly polls: BJP ahead with over 300 seats Mar 11, 2017 11:30 AM IST

    UP Assembly polls: BJP ahead with over 300 seats

    The saffron party and its allies Apna Dal (Soneylal Patel) and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) in the process pushed rivals SP-Congress combine and the BSP far behind.

  • BJP heads for huge win in UP, Uttarakhand; Cong ahead in Punjab Mar 11, 2017 11:30 AM IST

    BJP heads for huge win in UP, Uttarakhand; Cong ahead in Punjab

    According to trends available after three hours of counting of votes in the Assembly elections in the five states, the BJP was leading in 291 out of 396 constituencies in the 403-member Assembly in a stunning showing leaving their rivals far behind.

  • BJP, Congress-SP alliance confident about Uttar Pradesh victory Mar 10, 2017 03:18 PM IST

    BJP, Congress-SP alliance confident about Uttar Pradesh victory

    BJP leaders said they would get a "two-third majority" in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.

  • Rahul Gandhi confident of victory in Uttar Pradesh Mar 10, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi confident of victory in Uttar Pradesh

    Giving examples of how the pollsters' predictions were wrong during Bihar Assembly elections, he stressed that this time also the same thing would happen.

  • Will win all five states, including Uttar Pradesh: Congress Mar 10, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    Will win all five states, including Uttar Pradesh: Congress

    Ahead of the election verdict tomorrow, the Congress also sought to insulate party vice president Rahul Gandhi from any negative fallout, saying poll results are never a referendum on any single individual.

  • Counting of votes for gamechanger assembly polls on March 11 Mar 10, 2017 01:52 PM IST

    Counting of votes for gamechanger assembly polls on March 11

    The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh is hoping to stop the BJP juggernaut, which had earlier stumbled in Bihar and Delhi, and lead the way for opposition unity in the run up to the 2019 general election.

  • Ahead of exit polls,pre- polls surveys predict big gains for BJP Mar 09, 2017 11:17 AM IST

    Ahead of exit polls,pre- polls surveys predict big gains for BJP

    First, we begin with the comparison of two major opinion polls — one conducted by Axis My India and another by CSDS, with the polls of polls aggregated by News18. The polls focussed on three states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.

  • Over 41% voting till 2 PM in Uttar Pradesh phase-VII polls Mar 08, 2017 02:22 PM IST

    Over 41% voting till 2 PM in Uttar Pradesh phase-VII polls

    Polling started amidst tight security arrangements this morning with all eyes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.

  • Over 26% voting till 12 in last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls Mar 08, 2017 12:28 PM IST

    Over 26% voting till 12 in last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Polling started amidst tight security arrangements this morning with all eyes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.

  • Over 13% voting till 10 AM in last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls Mar 08, 2017 11:14 AM IST

    Over 13% voting till 10 AM in last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Polling started amidst tight security arrangements this morning with all eyes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.

  • Polling begins in 40 UP Assembly seats in Phase-VII Mar 08, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    Polling begins in 40 UP Assembly seats in Phase-VII

    Prominent candidates who are in fray include former Cabinet minister Om Prakash, Parasnath Yadav, Ajay Rai, former MP Dhananjay Singh, Sigbatullah Ansari brother of Mukhtar Ansari and Seema Singh wife of jailed mafia Munna Bajrangi.

  • UP polls: Voting for 49 Assembly seats on March 4 Mar 03, 2017 01:52 PM IST

    UP polls: Voting for 49 Assembly seats on March 4

    Assembly segments of Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency of firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, and Mau, where jailed gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari is in fray, also figure in this penultimate phase of polling that will also cover some districts bordering Nepal.

  • Campaigning to end tomorrow for phase-VI of Uttar Pradesh polls Mar 01, 2017 11:32 AM IST

    Campaigning to end tomorrow for phase-VI of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Eyes will also be on Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency of firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, and Mau, where jailed gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari is in the fray.

  • Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls Feb 27, 2017 02:18 PM IST

    Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

  • Over 25% turnout till noon in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls Feb 27, 2017 12:58 PM IST

    Over 25% turnout till noon in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

  • 12-13% turnout till 10 AM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM IST

    12-13% turnout till 10 AM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Polling is on for 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

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