Amit Shah will inaugurate BJP's poll campaign in Goa

09 Aug 2016 | Written by Mansi Motwani; Edited by Gaurav

National President of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Amit Shah will launch Goa's election campaign for upcoming assembly elections.

His 3-day visit will commence on 19th August, 2016.

10,000 booth level workers will be addressed by Amit Shah at Bambolim.

BJP State President Vinay Tendulkar confirmed Amit Shah's schedule, saying, "With Shah addressing BJP booth level workers, an extensive election campaign will begin."

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ProfileAbout Amit Shah

Born on 22nd October, 1964, Amit Shah was 14 years old when he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a 'Tarun Swayamsevak'.

He was designated the role of 'secretary' of ABVP (BJP's student wing) in Ahmedabad in the year 1982.

Shah went on to hold several important posts in BJP and was elected as MLA for the first time in 1995.

09 Jul 2014Amit Shah becomes BJP National President

On 9th July, 2014, Amit Shah took up Presidency of the Bharatiya Janta Party.

BJP's Central Parliamentary Board collectively approved his appointment as the President of the Party.

During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Shah was accountable for Uttar Pradesh, the most 'strategically' important state at the time of elections.

The party's performance, like never before, won the entire state, resulting in Shah's popularity.

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Shah's presence in General Elections 2014

SignificanceShah's presence in General Elections 2014

Amit Shah has been applauded for reversing the electoral fortune of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

The party, along with its allies won 73 seats out of a total 80 Lok Sabha seats, increasing BJP's vote share in the state by two and a half times.

His presence in BJP's Electoral Panel is said to have played a significant role in the party's victory.

ControversiesThe Controversial success of Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's relationship has often been questioned as both of them are known to shield the other from allegations of wrongdoings.

In 2010, Amit Shah was arrested on charges of murder, extortion and kidnapping of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, but was later freed of the same.

In 2013, the "Snoopgate" scandal held Shah guilty of indirectly conducting illegal surveillance, spy activities.


Amit Shah is known to create divides between religious groups for electoral gain. He was also banned in April 2014 by India's Election Commission from conducting political rallies and meetings due to issuing statements "promoting hatred and ill will".

25 Jan 2016Amit Shah gets re-elected as BJP's National President

On 25th January, 2016, Amit Shah was elected as the unopposed president of the Bhartiya Janta Party.

This will be his second term, and he will serve as the party's National President for a tenure of 3 years.

On Amit Shah's appointment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Congratulations to Amit Shah for his election as party president."

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09 Aug 2016Amit Shah will inaugurate BJP's poll campaign in Goa

30 Oct 2016Amit Shah drafts new national training programme for BJP

BJP President Amit Shah has drafted a new set of guidelines under the national training programme for BJP leaders.

Leaders at the mandal, district, state and national levels, including MPs, MLAs and office bearers will learn 18 new subjects including resource mobilization (arthayam) and social harmony (samajik samarasta).

Sources said a panel of in-house experts will begin training next month.