79 Facts About Amit Shah

1. Amit Shah said crime was under control in the state after Yogi Adityanath government came to power.

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2. Amit Shah said the BJP has rid Uttar Pradesh of goons and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tackled the land mafia problem in the state.

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3. Amit Shah will have a meeting with the booth level organisers of four Lok Sabha constituencies of Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Sundargarh.

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4. Amit Shah was addressing rallies in Aligarh and Bulandshahr where he called upon the party workers and supporters to work hard and ensure the victory of the party in western UP.

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5. Amit Shah targets Mamta Banerjee for no development in West Bengal.

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6. Amit Shah raked the temple issue yet again at both the places and repeated that his party was in favour of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya as soon as possible.

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7. Amit Shah said the southern leader will not be welcomed to the NDA fold next time.

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8. Amit Shah insisted that the Citizenship Bill was necessary but added: "The home minister (Rajnath) will consult all the parties of the Northeast (who are opposed to it) and the other parties, one by one, during the Parliament session.

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9. Amit Shah contrasted the current government's virtues with the failures of coalition rule although the Narendra Modi dispensation, like its NDA predecessor led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, does lead an alliance despite the BJP enjoying a majority on its own.

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10. Amit Shah projected his party as the champion of tribalsa and said that the Narendra Modi government has raised budgetary allocation for their welfare to Rs 50,000 crore from Rs 30,700 crore made during by the Congress-led UPA dispensation.

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11. Amit Shah said that the BJP will move forward with any consensus that would be reached as a result of the discussions.

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12. Amit Shah said though the state is rich in resources, its youth migrate elsewhere for livelihood and the BJD government has failed to provide jobs.

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13. Amit Shah raked up the state government's refusal to adopt the Ayushman Bharat scheme, asking people to raise their voice against this injustice.

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14. Amit Shah said if any consensus emerges from Singh's consultations with different parties then they will certainly move forward with that.

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15. Amit Shah said the "double-engine" government provided by Modi at the Centre and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had fast-racked all-round development of the state.

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16. Amit Shah was on a short visit of the hill state that has five Lok Sabha seats.

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17. Amit Shah was comparing the humble origins of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to some of the prominent leaders of other parties.

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18. Amit Shah addressing booth-level workers at a rally in Dehradun.

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19. Amit Shah lauded the Interim Budget and said most of the schemes have been launched to benefit the common people like farmers and labourers.

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20. Amit Shah said the Modi government should be credited for saving Rs 1 lakh crore by transferring subsidies directly to bank accounts, weeding out bogus and ineligible beneficiaries.

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21. Amit Shah credited the Modi government with implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme for military veterans, saying successive Congress governments had failed to achieve this.

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22. Amit Shah contrasted this with the recent petition by the BJP government in the Supreme Court, seeking to return the land around the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site to its original owners.

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23. Amit Shah was referring to a plea in 2017 by Kapil Sibal, who was representing the Sunni Waqf Board, to postpone hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute till the Lok Sabha elections are over.

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24. Amit Shah said a Ram temple should be built in Ayodhya at the earliest and dared the Congress to spell out its own stand on the issue.

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25. Amit Shah has reached the meeting venue at Kulia in Salepur block of the Cuttack district where he will address booth level workers in a short while from now.

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26. Amit Shah is addressing Karyakarta Samabesh, that is a meeting with booth level workers.

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27. Amit Shah is headed towards West Bengal where he will address a public meeting in Contai.

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28. Amit Shah is an Indian politician who is currently serving as President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

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29. Amit Shah addressed a public rally in the area on Tuesday where he launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee government on several issues, including chit fund scams, and illegal infiltration and urged people to uproot the Trinamool Congress regime.

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30. Amit Shah left Kanpur for Lucknow to address cadres of Oudh region that comprises 15 districts and has about 33,000 polling booths.

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31. Amit Shah said while the BJP and NDA are clear about its prime ministerial candidate, the opposition parties are fighting among themselves.

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32. Amit Shah will hold booth level meetings in Kanpur and Lucknow.

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33. Amit Shah was scheduled to address 34,000 booth presidents in Lucknow alone and would be working out the strategy to take on the Opposition.

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34. Amit Shah was very close to his mother, who died from an illness on 8 June 2010.

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35. Amit Shah spearheaded campaigning in the 2017 assembly elections, which gave BJP resounding success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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36. Amit Shah focused on building Modi's larger-than-life image as a strong leader.

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37. Amit Shah took advantage of Shia Muslim antipathy towards Sunni Muslims in Lucknow.

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38. Amit Shah was thus forcibly exiled from the state from 2010 to 2012.

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39. Amit Shah said that if CBI had any solid evidence against him, it would have been able to frame charges against him.

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40. Amit Shah denied all the accusations against him, calling them political propaganda by his opponents.

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41. Amit Shah pointed out that during his tenure as the Home Minister, Gujarat was one of the states with minimum number of police encounters in the country.

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42. Amit Shah piloted the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill through Gujarat state assembly amid an opposition walk-out.

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43. Amit Shah contested the 2002 Assembly election from the Sarkhej constituency in Ahmedabad.

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44. Amit Shah won by the highest margin among all candidates: 158,036 votes.

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45. Amit Shah retained his seat in the 1998 Assembly elections.

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46. Amit Shah convinced Patel to appoint Shah as the chairman of the Gujarat State Financial Corporation, a public sector financial institution which finances small and medium-scale enterprises.

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47. Amit Shah ensured that 11 of the Bank's 22 directors were BJP loyalists.

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48. In 1999, Amit Shah was elected as the president of Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, the biggest cooperative bank in India.

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49. Amit Shah campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani in Gandhinagar during the 1991 Lok Sabha elections.

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50. Amit Shah joined BJP in 1986, one year before Modi joined the party.

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51. Amit Shah formally became an RSS swayamsevak during his college days in Ahmedabad.

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52. Amit Shah was involved with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood, participating in the neighbourhood shakhas as a boy.

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53. Amit Shah worked as a stockbroker and in co-operative banks in Ahmedabad.

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54. Amit Shah was MLA from Naranpura, elected in the 2012 elections.

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55. Amit Shah is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and held a number of portfolios in the state government during Modi's tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

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56. Amit Shah was elected as an MLA from Sarkhej in four consecutive elections: 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2007.

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57. Amit Shah says Modi's remark on past Congress presidents 'ruffled many feathers'.

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58. Amit Shah exuded confidence that the BJP would win this month's Assembly polls in the state for the fourth straight time.

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59. Amit Shah has served as an adviser at Sequoia Capital in 2017 Hong Kong-headquartered Asuka Holdings and US-based early-stage venture fund 500 Startups.

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60. Amit Shah is visiting Ahmedabad to Diwali and new year celebrations with his family.

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61. Amit Shah asks people to give befitting reply to Congress for seeing revolution in Maoism.

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62. Amit Shah went to the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini complex in Bhayander town where the.

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63. Amit Shah calls on Bhagwat during Sangh's 3-day conclave in Maharashtra.

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64. Amit Shah arrives in Lucknow to improve poll preparedness in Uttar Pradesh, will coordinate meet with state govt, RSS.

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65. Amit Shah is married to Sonal Shah and the couple have a son named Jay.

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66. Amit Shah was responsible for forging BJP's alliances with regional parties like Pattali Makkal Katchi.

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67. Amit Shah played an important role in BJP's election campaigning strategy outside Uttar Pradesh.

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68. Amit Shah convinced Modi to utilize RSS volunteers for grassroots campaigning, which proved highly beneficial for BJP.

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69. Amit Shah personally covered 76 out of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies.

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70. Amit Shah had been made in charge of BJP's UP campaigning on 12 June 2013, less than a year before the elections.

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71. Amit Shah was appointed as a BJP general secretary, and was given charge of Uttar Pradesh.

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72. At one time, Amit Shah was considered as one of the main contenders for the Gujarat Chief Minister's post.

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73. Amit Shah was arrested on 25 July 2010 in connection with the Sohrabuddin case.

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74. Amit Shah dismissed all the accusations against him as politically motivated.

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75. Amit Shah played an important role in convincing the Narendra Modi government to pass the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, which made religious conversions difficult in the Hindu-majority Gujarat.

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76. Amit Shah became an MLA in February 1997 after winning the by-election.

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77. Amit Shah served as the president of Gujarat State Chess Association.

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78. Amit Shah started his political career as a leader of the student wing of the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in 1983.

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79. Amit Shah was the BJP's in-charge for India's largest and politically most crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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