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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
22 Jan 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.