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.

Centre reconstitutes Inter-State Council; Modi to be chairman: Details here

24 May 2022

India
Centre reconstitutes Inter-State Council; Modi to be chairman: Details here

The central government has reconstituted the Inter-State Council (ISC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman to promote and support cooperative federalism in the country.

Take off Italian glasses to see development: Shah jabs Gandhi

22 May 2022

Politics
Take off Italian glasses to see development: Shah jabs Gandhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday made a jab at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in the United Kingdom.

Kolkata: Amit Shah to visit Sourav Ganguly's Behala residence today

06 May 2022

Politics
Kolkata: Amit Shah to visit Sourav Ganguly's Behala residence today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to West Bengal and is likely to call on BCCI President and former Indian men's cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly on Friday.

WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

06 May 2022

Politics
WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

On the brink of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's arrival in Kolkata, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

02 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru late on Monday amid rumors of a leadership change in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.

Power crisis: Home Minister Amit Shah holds high-level meeting

02 May 2022

India
Power crisis: Home Minister Amit Shah holds high-level meeting

Amid a power crisis in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reportedly convened a high-level meeting on Monday to review the situation.

5 accused in Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence charged under NSA

20 Apr 2022

India
5 accused in Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence charged under NSA

Five persons accused in the communal clashes that erupted in Delhi's Jahangirpuri on Saturday have been charged under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).

Amit Shah monitoring situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri amid police probe

19 Apr 2022

India
Amit Shah monitoring situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri amid police probe

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, where communal clashes broke out on Saturday.

Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

17 Apr 2022

India
Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

Communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Saturday evening after alleged stone-pelting at a Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra procession.

AR Rahman's 'Tamil link language' comment divides social media

11 Apr 2022

Entertainment
AR Rahman's 'Tamil link language' comment divides social media

Days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi to be a common language or a link language across the nation, famed music composer AR Rahman cleared his stance on the issue recently.

CAA rules delayed further; Home Ministry seeks 6 months more

09 Apr 2022

India
CAA rules delayed further; Home Ministry seeks 6 months more

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested an extension of six months to prepare the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 (CAA).

Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

01 Apr 2022

India
Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre on Friday extended the ambit of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three Arunachal Pradesh districts, namely Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, from April 1 (Friday) to September 30.

Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states

31 Mar 2022

India
Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states

The Centre has decided to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in certain areas of Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

29 Mar 2022

India
Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

Yogi Adityanath swearing-in ceremony: Modi, 'The Kashmir Files' team invited

25 Mar 2022

Politics
Yogi Adityanath swearing-in ceremony: Modi, 'The Kashmir Files' team invited

After staking claim to form the government in Uttar Pradesh for the second term, Yogi Adityanath will be swearing-in as Chief Minister at a mega event in Lucknow on Friday.

Newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs take oath; CM announcement by evening

21 Mar 2022

Politics
Newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs take oath; CM announcement by evening

The newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs took the oath of office on Monday at a ceremony held at the Uttarakhand Assembly in Dehradun.

'Don't mess with farmers': Meghalaya Governor SP Malik to Centre

12 Mar 2022

Politics
'Don't mess with farmers': Meghalaya Governor SP Malik to Centre

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik warned the Centre to not "mess with farmers," while speaking at an event in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Friday.

BJP promises jobs, electricity, gas in manifesto for UP elections

08 Feb 2022

Politics
BJP promises jobs, electricity, gas in manifesto for UP elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, due to begin this week.

Owaisi offered Z category security, he should accept: Amit Shah

07 Feb 2022

Politics
Owaisi offered Z category security, he should accept: Amit Shah

Addressing the Rajya Sabha on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi to accept the Z category security which was offered to him.

PM to reply on motion of thanks in LS today

07 Feb 2022

India
PM to reply on motion of thanks in LS today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, on Monday, reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks in the Parliament.

Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

03 Feb 2022

Politics
Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.

Nagaland tribe body lists 5 demands after botched anti-insurgency op

07 Dec 2021

India
Nagaland tribe body lists 5 demands after botched anti-insurgency op

The Nagaland tribe, which accounted for the most civilian fatalities in a failed anti-insurgency operation, has submitted a presented its demands to the government.

'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

06 Dec 2021

India
'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday told the Parliament the central government regrets the killings of over a dozen civilians during a botched Army operation in Nagaland.

Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

06 Dec 2021

India
Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a statement Monday on the firing incident in Nagaland in which 14 civilians were killed amid a botched anti-surgency operation, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu said.

Nagaland: Dozen civilians, jawan killed as security operation goes wrong

05 Dec 2021

India
Nagaland: Dozen civilians, jawan killed as security operation goes wrong

The Indian Army said it "deeply regretted" the killings of civilians in Nagaland due to mistaken identity during a security operation gone wrong.

Modi government will ensure J&K is most developed: Amit Shah

25 Oct 2021

India
Modi government will ensure J&K is most developed: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the government will ensure Jammu and Kashmir becomes the most developed province in India.

J&K: August 2019 marked end of terrorism, says Amit Shah

23 Oct 2021

Politics
J&K: August 2019 marked end of terrorism, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that terrorism and stone-pelting have reduced since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5, 2019.

Amit Shah begins 3-day J&K visit amid tight security

23 Oct 2021

India
Amit Shah begins 3-day J&K visit amid tight security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Srinagar to begin a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Centre sending more troops to J&K as terrorists target civilians

21 Oct 2021

India
Centre sending more troops to J&K as terrorists target civilians

The Centre will reportedly send more troops to Jammu and Kashmir as the union territory has witnessed increased terror activity targeting civilians.

Amarinder Singh's meeting with Amit Shah; farmers' protest on agenda

18 Oct 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh's meeting with Amit Shah; farmers' protest on agenda

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday.

Channi says extension of BSF's jurisdiction an 'attack on federalism'

14 Oct 2021

Politics
Channi says extension of BSF's jurisdiction an 'attack on federalism'

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday hit out at the Centre over the extension of the Border Security Force's (BSF) jurisdiction in border states, including Punjab.

PM Modi slams 'selective interpretation' of human rights

12 Oct 2021

Politics
PM Modi slams 'selective interpretation' of human rights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today apparently slammed Opposition leaders for selectively interpreting human rights to suit their political motives.

Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

11 Oct 2021

India
Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met his colleagues handling the Coal and Power Ministries amid concerns of coal shortage and power outage in several parts of India.

'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

01 Oct 2021

Business
'Incorrect': Government denies report on Tata winning Air India bid

The Indian government has denied reports that the Tata Group has won the bid for Air India.

After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

29 Sep 2021

Politics
After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi.

Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

28 Sep 2021

Politics
Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called Navjot Singh Sidhu an "unstable man" after the latter dramatically resigned as Punjab Congress chief.

Delhi: Ruckus erupts inside Mandoli jail; 23 inmates injured

28 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Ruckus erupts inside Mandoli jail; 23 inmates injured

A ruckus erupted inside Delhi's Mandoli jail on Monday evening after 51 inmates deliberately injured themselves.

Seven Naxals killed in MP in last three years: Chouhan

27 Sep 2021

India
Seven Naxals killed in MP in last three years: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said his government was working hard to curb the Naxal menace in the state and usher in development in rebel-hit areas.

Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

25 Sep 2021

Politics
Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will soon introduce a new cooperative policy and work in tandem with states to strengthen the cooperative movement.

As CM, Modi understood seriousness of climate crisis: Shah

17 Sep 2021

Politics
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.

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