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Rajya Sabha MP
Bharatiya Janata Party
Date of Birth :
22 Oct 1964
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Constituency : Naranpura
Amitbhai Anilchandra Shah was born to Smt. Kusumben and Shri Anilchandra Shah, an affluent Gujarati family on 22/10/1964 in Mumbai. Amit Shah is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a prominent BJP leader with plenty of experience in his field. Shah is currently serving as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has played a key role in the party's emergence as a dominant force in Indian politics and has become the face of an all-new BJP. He is also a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.
Amit Shah joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 14. He used to attend local shakhas (branches) of the RSS. Shah became a volunteer for RSS in his college days. He met Narendra Modi for the first time in 1982. During those years, Narendra Modi was a RSS pracharak (promoter) working as the in-charge of the youth activities in Ahmedabad. The same year, Amit Shah became the secretary of the RSS' student body Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
He joined the BJP in 1986. A year later, Amit Shah became an activist with BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and gradually rose through the ranks of the party. He went on to hold various important posts within the party such as state secretary, vice president and general secretary, among others.
Amit Shah campaigned for senior BJP leader L.K. Advani who contested the 1991 General Elections from Gandhi Nagar parliamentary constituency in Gujarat. In the mid-1990s, BJP formed the government in Gujarat with Keshubhai Patel as the chief minister. At that time, the Indian National Congress was highly influential in the rural areas of Gujarat. Amit Shah, along with Narendra Modi, was given the responsibility by the party high command to undermine Congress' influence in the state. Shah and Modi were able to convince a large number of people to join BJP. Many of these people had lost elections for the Village Chief's post in their respective villages.
1997–2012: MLA of Sarkhej (Gujarat)
2012–2017: MLA of Naranpura (Gujarat)
19/08/2017 to Present: RS MP From Gujarat
09/07/2014 to Present: President of BJP
09/07/2014 to Present: Chairperson of NDA
Amit Shah was in the middle of a major controversy when he was accused of orchestrating the killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his accomplice Tulsiram Prajapati. According to the CBI, two Rajasthan-based businessmen paid Amit Shah to get rid of Sohrabuddin who was harassing them. The reports of the case suggest that the killings were planned and the criminals were gunned down in an extrajudicial encounter in which Amit Shah, DIG DG Vanzara and SP Rajkumar Pandian were allegedly involved. But Amit Shah denied the allegations accusing the Congress of remote controlling the CBI to falsely implicate him.
Amit Shah, along with DG Vanzara, was allegedly involved in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case but the CBI gave him a clean chit.
Amit Shah was reportedly accused of tampering with evidences and influencing witnesses in the 2002 Gujarat Riots and also illegally passing orders of spying on a woman in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The Opposition demanded a probe to be carried out under the 'Snoopgate' case. But in May 2014, the woman testified in the court that the surveillance on her was based on the personal request. She urged the court to stop any further investigations to maintain her privacy. Amit Shah called the accusations a political propaganda against him by the opposition parties.
Amit Shah, who was considered the perfect successor to Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, was arrested in the Sohrabuddin Fake Encounter case on 25 July 2010. He faced a number of charges including murder and extortion. This dented his claim for the CM's post. He subsequently applied for bail but the CBI said that he might influence the investigations. Shah was granted bail in October 2010 but was barred from entering Gujarat. Two years later, Amit Shah was allowed to enter Gujarat by the Supreme Court. This enabled Amit Shah to contest the 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections and he won from the Naranpura constituency.
Most Talked Moment:
BJP president Amit Shah is less flamboyant than some of his illustrious predecessors, yet in terms of delivery of results, he stands shoulder-to-shoulder with them. What sets Shah apart from other politicians? Electoral astuteness is certainly the most critical determinant in his politics but more than that, commitment to ideology (vichardhara), the value of workers (karyakarta) and sanctity of workplace (karyalaya) are three of Shah’s key attributes that make him stand out. He is more than just an election machine.