Articles about Amit Shah

Amit Shah is a senior leader and former National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Union Home Minister and the Minister for Cooperation of India. Born in Mumbai, Shah did BSc in Biochemistry from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and initially worked as a stockbroker and businessman. An RSS Swayamsevak since young years, he became an ABVP leader in college and then joined BJP in 1987. He successfully contested many local body polls and later entered the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1997. He has been a close associate of the former Gujarat CM and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, since 1982. Shah is known for his efficient strategizing and is credited with establishing BJP in Gujarat. He was responsible for BJP's Uttar Pradesh campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the party and its allies won 73 of 80 seats from the state. As a result, he was declared the BJP President and was instrumental in increasing the party's footprint several-fold in national politics. He led BJP to win 303 seats in the 2019 general elections, establishing himself as the most successful BJP chief ever.

As CM, Modi understood seriousness of climate crisis: Shah

17 Sep 2021

As CM, Modi understood seriousness of climate crisis: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that Narendra Modi was the first chief minister in the country to understand the seriousness of the climate change phenomenon.

Home Ministry notifies August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

14 Aug 2021

Home Ministry notifies August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday issued a notification declaring that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to salute those who sacrificed their lives during the country's partition, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement to this effect.

11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

11 Aug 2021

11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

Eleven people have died and 50-60 others are feared trapped after a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district this afternoon.

Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe at Shah for praising Adityanath

03 Aug 2021

Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe at Shah for praising Adityanath

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a jibe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah for praising Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying it appears that he apparently forgot the devastation during the second wave of COVID-19 and women harassment in the state.

6 cops killed in Assam-Mizoram border violence; Centre's intervention sought

26 Jul 2021

6 cops killed in Assam-Mizoram border violence; Centre's intervention sought

Six police officers were killed as violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border on Monday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

23 Jul 2021

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

Global human rights group Amnesty International said in an official statement that it fully stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project.

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

20 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began today, as the Opposition continued to raise slogans and protest against the Pegasus scandal, that unfolded over the weekend.

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah made Co-operation Minister; Aviation for Scindia

07 Jul 2021

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah made Co-operation Minister; Aviation for Scindia

Shortly after 43 new ministers were sworn into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expanded Union Cabinet on Wednesday, ministries were allocated to each member.

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

06 Jul 2021

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with top Union Ministers and the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scheduled for today has been canceled, News18 and NDTV reported.

Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

30 Jun 2021

Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

India is looking forward to formulating a drone policy in a bid to avoid terror attacks such as the one on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K: SAD leader involves Centre in Sikh women's 'forced conversion'

28 Jun 2021

J&K: SAD leader involves Centre in Sikh women's 'forced conversion'

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the alleged forced religious conversion and marriage of Sikh women in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pace of COVID-19 vaccination to increase in July-August: Amit Shah

21 Jun 2021

Pace of COVID-19 vaccination to increase in July-August: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in July and August.

Ministry of Home Affairs launches national cyber fraud helpline

18 Jun 2021

Ministry of Home Affairs launches national cyber fraud helpline

Considering the rapidly increasing instances of cyber fraud since the onset of remote working due to the pandemic, the central government has launched a national helpline number (155260) and reporting platform to help curb financial loss due to cyber fraud.

Yogi's meeting with Amit Shah amid pre-election anxiety in UP

10 Jun 2021

Yogi's meeting with Amit Shah amid pre-election anxiety in UP

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.

Shah campaigns for actor Rudranil in Mamata's backyard

09 Apr 2021

Shah campaigns for actor Rudranil in Mamata's backyard

On a door-to-door electioneering drive, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday went around Kolkata's Bhabanipur assembly constituency, considered to be a backyard of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Shah reaches Jagdalpur to meet injured jawans

05 Apr 2021

Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Shah reaches Jagdalpur to meet injured jawans

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Chhattisgarh this morning to review the situation following Saturday's Maoist attack in the state's Bastar region, which claimed the lives of at least 22 security personnel.

Amit Shah attacks Mamata on death of BJP member's mother

29 Mar 2021

Amit Shah attacks Mamata on death of BJP member's mother

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday condoled the death of the mother of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) members.

BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

28 Mar 2021

BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the saffron party will win the West Bengal elections with more than 200 seats.

BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah

26 Mar 2021

BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the BJP will enact laws to tackle the "menace of love and land jihad" in Assam if it is voted to power.

Amit Shah promises action after nuns are harassed in UP

24 Mar 2021

Amit Shah promises action after nuns are harassed in UP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today promised strict action against those responsible for the harassment of four nuns belonging to a Kerala-based congregation who were briefly detained from a train in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.

Amit Shah hits streets, campaigns for BJP candidates in Kerala

24 Mar 2021

Amit Shah hits streets, campaigns for BJP candidates in Kerala

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday held a roadshow in the Trippunithura town of Kerala as part of his election campaign for NDA candidates contesting April 6 polls to the state assembly.

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal election

21 Mar 2021

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal election

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) manifesto for the Assembly polls in West Bengal.

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

16 Mar 2021

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of hatching a conspiracy to attack her party's leaders ahead of the state Assembly elections, due to start later this month.

Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates

16 Mar 2021

Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda have held meetings as the party's candidates for the upcoming West Bengal elections invited protests.

Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll

07 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched his party's campaign for the Lok Sabha by-poll in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

Gujarat civic poll results prove that people trust us: Shah

24 Feb 2021

Gujarat civic poll results prove that people trust us: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday hailed the BJP's spectacular victory in elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat, terming the results as a reflection of people's trust in policies pursued by the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

23 Feb 2021

As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

Considering how coronavirus cases are rising again, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on Monday imposed new restrictions at a number of places. At least three other states, including Karnataka, enforced rules to screen visitors coming from "high-risk" Maharashtra.

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

19 Feb 2021

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

A special court for MPs and MLAs in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

19 Feb 2021

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

Commenting on the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi in the "toolkit" case, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that factors such as age, gender, and profession are not relevant while assessing the culpability in a crime.

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

18 Feb 2021

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has full faith that the BJP will form a government in West Bengal after the upcoming assembly polls and when it does, the Gangasagar Mela will be made part of the international tourist circuit.

BJP governments in Lanka, Nepal: Tripura CM reveals Shah's 'plans'

15 Feb 2021

BJP governments in Lanka, Nepal: Tripura CM reveals Shah's 'plans'

If Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is to be believed, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is not only concerning himself with expanding Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) across the country but also has plans to form governments in neighboring nations, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Shah-led committee approves Rs. 3,113 crore for five states

13 Feb 2021

Shah-led committee approves Rs. 3,113 crore for five states

A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday approved around Rs. 3,113 crore to five states that faced natural disasters and pest attacks in 2020.

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

13 Feb 2021

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said statehood will be granted back to Jammu & Kashmir at an appropriate time, during a discussion on the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in Lok Sabha.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui denied bail by Madhya Pradesh HC

28 Jan 2021

Comedian Munawar Faruqui denied bail by Madhya Pradesh HC

The Madhya Pradesh High Court today rejected the bail applications filed by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and one of his associates Nalin Yadav.

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

28 Jan 2021

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu has gone missing, so to speak, since the chaos during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

World surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

21 Jan 2021

World surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

The Indian economy is undergoing a "V-shaped recovery" and the world is watching the same in surprise, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

06 Jan 2021

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

An Additional District and Sessions court in Madhya Pradesh has denied bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui and another accused who were booked for passing "indecent" remarks against Hindu deities.