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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 made world realise India will punish anyone intruding into its borders: Amit Shah Jun 08, 2020 08:59 PM IST

    PM Modi made world realise India will punish anyone intruding into its borders: Amit Shah

    Shah comments came at a time when Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in a standoff in Ladakh with both countries trying to defuse the crisis through diplomatic and military channels.

  • 'What did the rival parties do?': Amit Shah targets opposition; questions their role in fight against Coronavirus Jun 08, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    'What did the rival parties do?': Amit Shah targets opposition; questions their role in fight against Coronavirus

    Somebody was interviewing people abroad in English on how to fight the coronavirus, Shah said in an apparent jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

  • Everyone knows reality of borders: Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at Home Minister Jun 08, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Everyone knows reality of borders: Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at Home Minister

    "Everyone knows the reality of the 'borders', but the thought is good to keep one's heart happy," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • 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

  • Confident NDA will get two-third majority in Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah Jun 08, 2020 07:24 AM IST

    Confident NDA will get two-third majority in Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah

    Shah's statement at a first of its kind ‘virtual rally', in which he addressed the people of the state from the national capital using internet and broadcast mediums, will scotch whatever speculation there might have been over Kumar's stewardship as a section of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance leaders had been questioning his leadership.

  • Ahead of Shah's rally, RJD beats utensils in protest Jun 07, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Ahead of Shah's rally, RJD beats utensils in protest

    The deafening sound of utensils clanging together and blowing of conches, reverberated through various parts of the state.

  • Amit Shah's Bihar rally amid 'crisis of the century' nothing but 'political vulturism': RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Jun 06, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Amit Shah's Bihar rally amid 'crisis of the century' nothing but 'political vulturism': RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

    The Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly also accused the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to migrant labourers and asserted that this would be a major issue in the assembly polls slated for later this year.

  • MHA replaces media team week after whiskey bottles show up on official Facebook page Jun 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    MHA replaces media team week after whiskey bottles show up on official Facebook page

    MHA replaced the old team with a fresh one led by senior Indian Information Service officer Nitin D Wakankar

  • BJP West Bengal virtual rallies: Amit Shah to speak on June 8 Jun 02, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    BJP West Bengal virtual rallies: Amit Shah to speak on June 8

    According to state BJP sources, during virtual rallies, the state BJP would highlight the state's TMC government's "mishandling" of the dual crisis of COVID-19 pandemic and Cyclone Amphan.

  • Migrant labour issue: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee, says 'Corona Express' jibe will prove costly Jun 01, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    Migrant labour issue: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee, says 'Corona Express' jibe will prove costly

    He asserted that the people of Bengal are keen for a change and the BJP will form a government in the state with a full majority.

  • Standard of living of 'deprived' Indians has improved: Amit Shah Jun 01, 2020 08:52 PM IST

    Standard of living of 'deprived' Indians has improved: Amit Shah

    He also pointed out how under the Centre’s Jan Dhan Yojana scheme, 31 crore bank accounts were opened, through which people could avail the benefits of Direct Bank Transfer.

  • Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah Jun 01, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah

    When asked if the ongoing crisis, where migrants are seen walking to their homes, could have been averted if they were moved before enforcing the lockdown, Shah said, "That would not have been appropriate."

  • Network18 Exclusive | India has managed to contain coronavirus outbreak: Home Minister Amit Shah Jun 01, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Network18 Exclusive | India has managed to contain coronavirus outbreak: Home Minister Amit Shah

    On PM Modi's 'Vocal for Local' push, Shah said that it will not reduce foreign investments.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah meets PM Modi; briefs on CMs views on lockdown May 29, 2020 02:34 PM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah meets PM Modi; briefs on CMs views on lockdown

    During the meeting, Shah briefed Modi about the suggestions and the feedback he received from the chief ministers during his telephonic conversations on Thursday, a government official said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown 5.0 on the cards? Amit Shah speaks to chief ministers May 28, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown 5.0 on the cards? Amit Shah speaks to chief ministers

    PM Modi had first given the clarion call for a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus on March 25. The lockdown has been extended thrice since then.

  • Amit Shah speaks to CMs of Odisha, Bengal; assures help to deal with situation after cyclone May 21, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Amit Shah speaks to CMs of Odisha, Bengal; assures help to deal with situation after cyclone

    "I have also spoken to CM Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik ji & CM West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee ji over situation arising due to the cyclone and assured all possible help from centre," he tweeted.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Class 10 and 12 board exams to be exempted from lockdown rules: Amit Shah May 20, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Class 10 and 12 board exams to be exempted from lockdown rules: Amit Shah

    But, no examination centre will be allowed to operate in containment zones keeping the safety of the students in mind.

  • CM's election: Shiv Sena slams state BJP but compliments PM Modi, Amit Shah May 16, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    CM's election: Shiv Sena slams state BJP but compliments PM Modi, Amit Shah

    The Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state was "Atmanirbhar" (self-reliant), said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' in its editorial.

  • PM Modi's atmanirbhar call: Police canteens to sell only local products from June 1 May 13, 2020 02:23 PM IST

    PM Modi's atmanirbhar call: Police canteens to sell only local products from June 1

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said the decision has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for opting local products and being self-reliant.

  • Amit Shah says Rs 20 lakh crore package to serve interests of poor, farmers, middle class May 13, 2020 07:36 AM IST

    Amit Shah says Rs 20 lakh crore package to serve interests of poor, farmers, middle class

    In a series of tweets in Hindi with the hashtag 'AatmanirbharBharat', Shah said the time has come for everyone to take a pledge to use more and more local products.

  • 'I am healthy, stop spreading rumours': Amit Shah dispels doubts about his health May 09, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    'I am healthy, stop spreading rumours': Amit Shah dispels doubts about his health

    Shah posted a statement in Hindi on Twitter saying that in past few days many people circulated rumours about his health on social media platforms and even some prayed for his death.

  • No proposal on record so far to run 'Shramik Special' trains to West Bengal: Railway officials May 09, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    No proposal on record so far to run 'Shramik Special' trains to West Bengal: Railway officials

    The Indian Railways reaction came minutes after the TMC said they have already planned to run eight trains to ferry migrants from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Telangana.

  • Prove allegations or apologise: TMC on Amit Shah's letter to Mamata Banerjee over migrants' trains May 09, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Prove allegations or apologise: TMC on Amit Shah's letter to Mamata Banerjee over migrants' trains

    Union Home Minister Shah, in a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said the West Bengal government is not allowing trains with migrant workers to reach the state that may further create hardship for the labourers.

  • Vizag gas leak 'disturbing', closely monitoring situation: Amit Shah May 07, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Vizag gas leak 'disturbing', closely monitoring situation: Amit Shah

    "The incident in Vizag is disturbing. Have spoken to the NDMA officials and concerned authorities. We are continuously and closely monitoring the situation," Shah tweeted.

  • PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package May 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package

    The prime minister held discussions with Shah and Sitharaman and would have follow up meetings with ministers of key economic ministries such as Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), sources said.

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