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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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  • BJP sees Maha results as a precursor to Assembly poll victory Feb 23, 2017 07:14 PM IST

    BJP sees Maha results as a precursor to Assembly poll victory

    A jubilant BJP today projected its impressive show in Maharashtra's local body polls, including Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a precursor to its "wins" in the ongoing Assembly elections, including in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-IV of UP polls Feb 23, 2017 02:26 PM IST

    Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-IV of UP polls

    "Polling is underway at a brisk pace in 53 assembly constituencies spread over 12 districts, including the backward Bundelkhand region," the CEO office said here.

  • 25-27% turnout till noon in phase-IV of UP polls Feb 23, 2017 12:14 PM IST

    25-27% turnout till noon in phase-IV of UP polls

    Polling is on for 53 Assembly constituencies spread over 12 districts, including the backward Bundelkhand region.

  • 12-15% turnout till 10 AM in phase-IV of UP polls Feb 23, 2017 10:44 AM IST

    12-15% turnout till 10 AM in phase-IV of UP polls

    Polling is on for 53 Assembly constituencies spread over 12 districts, including the backward Bundelkhand region.

  • UP results will bring about major change in Indian politics:Shah Feb 18, 2017 03:58 PM IST

    UP results will bring about major change in Indian politics:Shah

    "A BJP tsunami will soon hit Uttar Pradesh, heralding a major change in the course of country's politics," he said, discounting as "remote" the possibility of the state throwing up a hung Assembly.

  • SP-Congress tie up a last minute stop gap measure: Amit Shah Feb 18, 2017 02:16 PM IST

    SP-Congress tie up a last minute stop gap measure: Amit Shah

    "A BJP tsunami will soon hit Uttar Pradesh, heralding a major change in the course of country's politics," he said, discounting as "remote" the possibility of the state throwing up a hung Assembly.

  • PM Narendra Modi to address rally in Lakhimpur today Feb 13, 2017 09:59 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to address rally in Lakhimpur today

    While addressing a rally in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh on Sunday, PM MOdi slammed Congress for question the bravery of the soldiers with regard to the surgical strikes last year.

  • Modi in the wrong so sees scam, jittery due to alliance: Rahul Feb 06, 2017 07:42 AM IST

    Modi in the wrong so sees scam, jittery due to alliance: Rahul

    Addressing a joint rally here with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh, Rahul urged voters to ensure that the outcome of Bihar election is repeated, where BJP was trounced by a coalition led by Nitish Kumar.

  • UP govt all failure; 'gundaraj, jungleraj' in state: Amit Shah Feb 06, 2017 07:40 AM IST

    UP govt all failure; 'gundaraj, jungleraj' in state: Amit Shah

    Voters will give a befitting reply to two "yuvrajs" (princes) who looted the state and the Centre, he said, referring to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

  • 'Goonda Raj' prevailing in UP: Piyush Goyal Feb 03, 2017 07:18 PM IST

    'Goonda Raj' prevailing in UP: Piyush Goyal

    Against the backdrop of the murder of a businessman's son in Meerut and a trader here, Union minister Piyush Goyal today slammed the ruling Samajwadi Party on law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and claimed that "nobody feels safe" in the state.

  • UP Elections 2017: Amit Shah's 'padyatra' in Meerut today Feb 03, 2017 10:44 AM IST

    UP Elections 2017: Amit Shah's 'padyatra' in Meerut today

    "Party president Shah will take out a padyatra in Meerut today. It will start from Purani Chungi and after passing through Delhi road and Sharda road end at Ghantaghar. After this Shah will address a gathering," BJP state General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said here today.

  • UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh, Rahul, Shah and Mayawati to campaign in west UP today Feb 03, 2017 08:38 AM IST

    UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh, Rahul, Shah and Mayawati to campaign in west UP today

    As the campaign heats up for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav will hold a road show in Agra, while BJP chief Amit Shah will address a rally in Meerut on Friday.

  • UP Elections 2017: Voters won't be duped by Yadav family drama, says Amit Shah Jan 29, 2017 10:33 PM IST

    UP Elections 2017: Voters won't be duped by Yadav family drama, says Amit Shah

    Speaking exclusively to Network18's Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the despite the formidable alliance of Congress and Samajwadi Party in UP, the failure of Akhilesh Yadav to ensure rule of law in the state will be his undoing.

  • UP Elections 2017: Amit Shah sees BJP majority, says voters back demonetisation Jan 29, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    UP Elections 2017: Amit Shah sees BJP majority, says voters back demonetisation

    “There are so many anti-incumbency issues in UP. Still, if the Opposition wants to do a referendum on demonetisation, we are ready for it. People of UP are with BJP on the issue of demonetisation,” Amit Shah told Network 18 Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi.

  • PM announcements open avenues for poor: Amit Shah Jan 01, 2017 12:46 PM IST

    PM announcements open avenues for poor: Amit Shah

    BJP chief Amit Shah today hailed announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation as "great steps" towards opening avenues for the lower section of the country.

  • 'BHIM' is 'true tribute' to Ambedkar: Amit Shah Dec 31, 2016 10:50 AM IST

    'BHIM' is 'true tribute' to Ambedkar: Amit Shah

    Calling it a "true tribute" to dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar, BJP president Amit Shah said the indigenous digital payments app 'BHIM', launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, will empower farmers, small businessmen and the poor.

  • Demonetization changed rules of the game for all parties: Shah Dec 06, 2016 03:20 PM IST

    Demonetization changed rules of the game for all parties: Shah

    Shah also hit out at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has criticised demonetization, saying that despite being an economist, he had brought the growth rate down "from 8 percent to 4 percent" while a "chaiwallah" PM has again raised it to 7.6 percent.

  • 'People will never need black money if society comes together' Nov 26, 2016 12:18 PM IST

    'People will never need black money if society comes together'

    Speaking at a mass marriage ceremony of Ahir community organised at Ghodadara area here, the BJP chief said a "huge controversy" has been created out of the cash crunch post demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

  • Amit Shah hails Modi for 'surgical strike' against black money Nov 09, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    Amit Shah hails Modi for 'surgical strike' against black money

    The decisions announced by Modi are exactly what is needed to uproot corruption, black money, hawala and fake currency rackets and will go a long way in bringing economic prosperity to the lives of the poor, middle class and neo-middle class, he said.

  • Amit Shah holds meetings with Guj MLAs, leaders, Piyush Goyal Oct 30, 2016 10:34 AM IST

    Amit Shah holds meetings with Guj MLAs, leaders, Piyush Goyal

    On the second day of his Gujarat visit, BJP president Amit Shah held separate meetings with several BJP leaders and MLAs as well as Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

  • Piyush Pandey to give a face-lift to Badals in poll-bound Punjab Oct 15, 2016 05:43 PM IST

    Piyush Pandey to give a face-lift to Badals in poll-bound Punjab

    The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has roped in Piyush Pandey and his Ogilvy & Mather ad agency to dust up the image of the party and its leadership as they prepare for the state Assembly polls slated early next year.

  • Modi weighs political, mkt demands before hiring new RBI chief Jul 12, 2016 06:15 PM IST

    Modi weighs political, mkt demands before hiring new RBI chief

    Rajan was held in high esteem for defusing a currency crisis, cutting interest rates and overhauling the way the RBI operates, including introducing inflation targeting. But his sudden exit after persistent criticism from Modi's right-wing allies has raised questions about the RBI's independence.

  • Amit Shah behind decision to move Smriti out of HRD: Sources Jul 06, 2016 04:35 PM IST

    Amit Shah behind decision to move Smriti out of HRD: Sources

    Union Minister Smriti Irani turned out to be the biggest loser in the reshuffle of the Council of Ministers as she was shunted out of the politically crucial Human Resources Development Ministry.

  • 19 new faces in Modi Govt; Javedekar elevated to cabinet rank Jul 05, 2016 11:15 AM IST

    19 new faces in Modi Govt; Javedekar elevated to cabinet rank

    Prakash Javadekar, who held the independent charge of environment, was the lone minister promoted to the cabinet rank while all new inductees took oath as ministers of state.

  • Cabinet expansion today, PM Modi may induct 19 new ministers Jul 05, 2016 07:49 AM IST

    Cabinet expansion today, PM Modi may induct 19 new ministers

    According to sources, the expansion-cum-reshuffle being carried out by Modi is also expected to see elevation of at least one minister to Cabinet rank. Some of the 19 new ministers are expected to get Independent charge, the sources said.

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