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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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  • Never called farmers' protests politically motivated, clarifies Home Minister Amit Shah Nov 29, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Never called farmers' protests politically motivated, clarifies Home Minister Amit Shah

    Hyderabad has the potential to become an IT hub. Infrastructure development has to be done by the municipal corporation even though funds are given by state and the Centre. The current corporation under the TRS and the Congress is the biggest impediment to this, said Amit Shah in Hyderabad

  • Government ready to deliberate on every problem and demand of farmers, assures Home Minister Amit Shah Nov 28, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    Government ready to deliberate on every problem and demand of farmers, assures Home Minister Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah told the protesting farmers that the Government of India is ready to hold talks, and has invited them on December 3 for discussion

  • Why Hyderabad civic body poll is a high-stake battle ground for TRS, BJP Nov 27, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Why Hyderabad civic body poll is a high-stake battle ground for TRS, BJP

    While the TRS dominated the last GHMC polls in 2016, in the recent past, it has faced flak over its poor handling of floods in October this year. The party was also criticised for the poor management of relief distribution. So, it’s a prestige battle for the party. For the BJP, a recent assembly bypoll win and a weakened Congress present a good opportunity.

  • COVID-19 update | Amit Shah launches mobile RT-PCR lab in Delhi, will conduct free coronavirus tests Nov 23, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Amit Shah launches mobile RT-PCR lab in Delhi, will conduct free coronavirus tests

    The RT-PCR testing mobile laboratory came up after Amit Shah stepped in to fight the recent spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi with a close coordination of various wings of the Centre and the Delhi government.

  • COVID-19 | Amit Shah lauds Tamil Nadu government's response to COVID-19 pandemic Nov 21, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Amit Shah lauds Tamil Nadu government's response to COVID-19 pandemic

    Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Chennai, highlighted several projects undertaken by the Narendra Modi-led government

  • Amit Shah springs a suprise, walks on Chennai road to greet supporters Nov 21, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Amit Shah springs a suprise, walks on Chennai road to greet supporters

    Amit Shah is slated to attend a Tamil Nadu government event later in the day, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 67,000 crore, including phase II of Chennai Metro Rail.

  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, 14 ministers inducted in cabinet Nov 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, 14 ministers inducted in cabinet

    The leaders who took oath included six JD (U) leaders including Nitish Kumar and seven leaders, including the two deputy chief ministers, from the BJP. The two allies, VIP and HAM, got one ministerial berth each in the Nitish cabinet.

  • Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM for 4th straight term; Amit Shah, JP Nadda to attend the ceremony Nov 16, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM for 4th straight term; Amit Shah, JP Nadda to attend the ceremony

    Nitish Kumar’s name for the top job was approved at a meeting of NDA held on November 15

  • Centre has assured of more ICU beds, daily testing for COVID-19 to go up: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after meeting with Amit Shah Nov 16, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Centre has assured of more ICU beds, daily testing for COVID-19 to go up: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after meeting with Amit Shah

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who has previously blamed air pollution for the rise in COVID-19 cases, said no discussion was held on the issue of pollution.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Amit Shah says RTPCR capacity to be doubled in Delhi, along with an additional 300 ICU beds Nov 15, 2020 06:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Amit Shah says RTPCR capacity to be doubled in Delhi, along with an additional 300 ICU beds

    Delhi recorded 3,235 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to over 4.85 lakh on Sunday, while ninety-five more fatalities pushed the death toll to 7,614.

  • Explained | Why did Twitter remove Amit Shah’s display picture and what are its rules? Nov 13, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Explained | Why did Twitter remove Amit Shah’s display picture and what are its rules?

    Twitter’s “inadvertent error” raises questions about how its policies work. The way Twitter responded to misinformation during the 2020 US elections was seen as a broadly positive move. Many users complain that when it comes to India, Twitter is not so prompt and doesn’t give much importance to issues here.

  • 6 states to get Rs 4,382 crore as additional assistance for damage caused by natural calamities Nov 13, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    6 states to get Rs 4,382 crore as additional assistance for damage caused by natural calamities

    For floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon, Rs 577.84 crore has been approved for Karnataka, Rs 611.61 crore for Madhya Pradesh, and Rs 87.84 crore for Sikkim.

  • Twitter removes Amit Shah's profile picture, restores it shortly after Nov 13, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Twitter removes Amit Shah's profile picture, restores it shortly after

    A Twitter spokesperson said that Amit Shah's account was locked "due to an inadvertent error".

  • Can sense public anger against Mamata Banerjee govt: Amit Shah in West Bengal Nov 05, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Can sense public anger against Mamata Banerjee govt: Amit Shah in West Bengal

    Amit Shah, who is on a tour to the state of West Bengal, accused the chief minister of creating roadblocks to stop the benefits of the central schemes from reaching the poor.

  • Amit Shah headed to Bengal in the middle of Bihar polls Nov 04, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    Amit Shah headed to Bengal in the middle of Bihar polls

    In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the BJP, which never ruled West Bengal, won 18 of the 42 parliamentary seats and the party is now gearing up for Lok Sabha polls scheduled to be conducted in six months.

  • Amit Shah to hold BJP organisational meetings during two-day Bengal visit Oct 31, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Amit Shah to hold BJP organisational meetings during two-day Bengal visit

    "He will visit Kolkata on November 6 and hold a meeting with the state leaders," West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.

  • West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Amit Shah, TMC calls him 'loudspeaker' of BJP Oct 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Amit Shah, TMC calls him 'loudspeaker' of BJP

    During the hour-long meeting, Jagdeep Dhankhar apprised Amit Shah about various issues concerning West Bengal.

  • West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today Oct 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today

    Jagdeep Dhankhar has been vocal about the political killings which have taken place in the past few months attracting criticism from the Mamata Banerjee government in the West Bengal.

  • Bihar Elections: I am being targeted because of my religion: Congress’ candidate Maskoor Usmani Oct 20, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Bihar Elections: I am being targeted because of my religion: Congress’ candidate Maskoor Usmani

    Maskoor Ahmad Usmani was president of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union in May 2018 when a local BJP MP demanded the removal of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait from the on-campus union office, popularly known as Union Hall

  • Interview | Nitish Kumar will be next CM of Bihar even if BJP wins more seats; Chirag Paswan chose to walk out of alliance: Amit Shah Oct 19, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Interview | Nitish Kumar will be next CM of Bihar even if BJP wins more seats; Chirag Paswan chose to walk out of alliance: Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed a wide range of issues beyond Bihar elections — from the tensions on the border with China to Kashmir to the politics around the government’s farm reform bills to the situation in West Bengal.

  • Amit Shah exclusive interview: On India-China LAC face-off, Hathras case and more Oct 18, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Amit Shah exclusive interview: On India-China LAC face-off, Hathras case and more

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah talked about a range of issues in an exclusive interview with Network18 Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi.

  • Amit Shah interview: The key takeaways Oct 17, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Amit Shah interview: The key takeaways

    In an exclusive interview to Network18's Group Editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi on October 17, Union Home Minister Amit Shah delved into a range of issues from India-China face-off to the BJP’s relations with its former allies - Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the LJP in Bihar.

  • LJP decided to go solo despite being offered reasonable number of seats: Amit Shah Oct 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    LJP decided to go solo despite being offered reasonable number of seats: Amit Shah

    In an exclusive interview to Network 18 Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, Shah said that there were several negotiations held and he personally spoke to Chirag Paswan many times

  • Amit Shah interview: From India-China face-off to Tanishq ad row, here is what home minister has said Oct 17, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    Amit Shah interview: From India-China face-off to Tanishq ad row, here is what home minister has said

    Shah said that Indian Army was always prepared for any eventuality. The Home Minister’s remarks came just days after Chinese President, XI Jinping warned PLA troops to be prepared for war amid ongoing tensions at the border

  • Hathras case: Amit Shah backs UP CM Yogi Adityanath, says case was mishandled at thana level Oct 17, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    Hathras case: Amit Shah backs UP CM Yogi Adityanath, says case was mishandled at thana level

    In an interview with Network18's Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did the correct thing by forming an SIT

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