AMIT SHAH

  • Delhi elections: BJP faces rebellion in Karol Bagh and Patel Nagar as new comers get tickets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: With the entry of new faces into the Bharatiya Janata Party, the old guard has been sidelined and declined tickets for Delhi Assembly elections. Angry and sulking, the old faces are now thinking of contesting as independents. One such BJP leader is Dr Urmila Chandel who is planning...
  • Mamata Banerjee ignoring national security for vote bank politics, says Amit Shah January 20, 2015

    Burdwan: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not properly probing the Burdwan blast linked to JMB for the sake of vote bank politics and focusing on trying to save her Saradha scam 'tainted' leaders instead of governing the state. "Bengal is a...
  • Delhi elections: BJP state chief Satish Upadhyay's supporters protest denial of ticket to him January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled on the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay staging protests over denial of ticket to him. Another group shouted slogans against Upadhyay and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal vs Kiran Bedi: Should CM faces debate? January 20, 2015

    Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. ...
  • Kiran Bedi accepts Arvind Kejriwal's challenge but says debate on the floor of Delhi Assembly January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. "Congrats 4 being nominated as BJP's CM candidate. I invite u 4 a public debate moderated by...
  • Delhi: Kiran Bedi's hoarding vandalised outside BJP office January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Hours after former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was declared BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the Febuary 7 Delhi assembly polls, a hoarding of her along with party president Satish Upadhyay was vandalised outside the Delhi BJP headquarters on Monday night. Some vandals had cut out the faces of Bedi...
  • Amit Shah confident of winning Delhi under Kiran Bedi, dismisses reports of divide within BJP January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dismissing reports of any dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party President Amit Shah on Monday named Kiran Bedi as the party's Chief Ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections. Shah exuded confidence in Bedi's abilities and said that he was sure of BJP's victory under her...
  • Ready to lead BJP in Delhi elections, says Kiran Bedi January 20, 2015

    BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she is ready to lead the saffron party in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bedi said, "I am ready for the challenge and really enthusiastic about it." The BJP on Monday declared Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate for...
  • Delhi elections: Former Union Minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath joins BJP January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Adding to the list of new entrants, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Krishan Tirath on Monday joined Bhartiya Janata Party. "I have met Amit Shah and I like party's views of serving the nation," said Tirath after formally joining the saffron party. Ahead of Delhi assembly elections scheduled...
  • BJP top brass to meet today, may name Kiran Bedi as party's CM candidate for Delhi polls January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Central Election Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday and the speculations are rife that former IPS officer Kiran Bedi could be named as the party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly elections. However, according to sources a section of local leaders within the...
  • Ensure grand victory for party in Delhi: Amit Shah to BJP workers January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday asked party workers to put up an all-out fight in the upcoming Delhi polls to ensure grand victory for the party that would make it "invincible for the next 25 years". In an address to BJP's booth in-charges in West Delhi, Shah said...
  • Will Kiran Bedi prove to be the gamechanger in Delhi polls? January 15, 2015

    Former cop and former team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined BJP and will contest the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, a move seen as the party's effort to contain Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. The 65-year old former IPS officer was inducted into the party fold...
  • Delhi elections: BJP tweaks strategy, to contest under former IPS officer Kiran Bedi's leadership January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear hint that it has finally found a face which it was desperately looking for so far to take on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly elections, the BJP on Thursday not only inducted former IPS officer and prominent former Team Anna...
  • BJP to contest Delhi election under 'collective leadership' January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Hours after the announcement of Delhi Assembly elections schedule, Bhartiya Janata Party top brass on Monday discussed the strategies for the February 7 polls and sought suggestions from leaders on ways to maximise the party's electoral performance. BJP national president Amit Shah held a meeting with top party leaders...
  • Modi's BJP, Kejriwal's AAP all set to lock horns in Delhi Assembly elections, Congress marginalised January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on their respective strengths, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the two largest parties in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, are all set to lock horns in the February 7 elections in the national capital. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the...
  • BJP eyes three-fourths majority in Bihar, sets 'Mission 185' January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Bihar Assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP on Sunday set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls. At a meeting of top leaders chaired by...
  • Pakistan fires bullets at India, we send them bomb, says Amit Shah January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday listed efforts made by the Narendra Modi government for safety and security of the nation while claiming the number of ceasefire violations have also gone down during the NDA regime. Shah said, "Pakistan ke yahan se goli aati hai, yahan se...
  • 'Big change' under Modi in handling of border trouble with Pakistan: Amit Shah January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst tensions at the borders with Pakistan, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said there has been a "big change" since the Narendra Modi government took charge as, unlike earlier, "Hindustan army" is now hitting back harder in response to ceasefire violations. Shah said "there has been a big...
  • Bringing back black money complex issue: Amit Shah January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Under attack on the black money issue, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said government has taken a number of steps and disclosed 700 names to the SIT even though it is a "complex" issue with international treaties coming in the way of acting against offenders. He also attacked...
  • PM Modi kickstarts BJP's poll campaign in Delhi, promises to bring an end to policy paralysis January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Making tall promises at Bharatiya Janata Party's first rally in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted the party's campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections on Saturday. Addressing the rally, PM Modi assured the people of Delhi of 24 hours supply of electricity. "We want to make Delhi free from...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve named new Maharashtra BJP chief January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve was on Tuesday appointed as the new BJP chief of Maharashtra. Danve (59) succeeds Devendra Fadnavis, who has since become the state Chief Minister after the party's stunning victory in the Assembly elections. "BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Raosaheb Patil Danve as...
  • BJP leaders meet Amit Shah but no decision on J&K government formation yet January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Almost a fortnight after the results for Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, there is still no headway on government formation in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from J&K met party chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy for talks...
  • Key strategy meet of BJP leaders begins, members say party will be part of government formation in J&K January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, key strategic meet of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders is underway at the Delhi headquarters. BJP leaders have said that the party will be a part of the government formation in the state. Party leader Jugal Kishore Sharma said,...
  • Deadlock continues over government formation in J&K, Amit Shah to meet state BJP leaders today January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will hold meetings with party leaders from the state in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy ahead. Sources said that BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav will meet the...
  • Congress does not need lessons of honesty from BJP: Siddaramaiah January 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Hitting back at BJP President Amit Shah for his offensive against the Congress government in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said they did not need lessons of honesty from BJP, whose former ministers and a former Chief Minister were jailed on corruption charges. "There is no need for Congress...
  • PDP chief Mehbooba says no plan of talks with BJP over government formation in J&K January 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Rejecting reports that her party will start formal talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that no such decision has been taken. "There are no such plans to talk to BJP over...
  • Our forces will give fitting reply: Amit Shah on Pakistan firing January 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that under the NDA regime Indian security forces have been retaliating strongly whenever Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border and will continue to take similar action in future. "After BJP formed the government, Indian forces have been giving fitting reply...
  • BJP is never in favour of forced conversion: Shah January 2, 2015

    Reacting on the ongoing conversion row, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party never supported forced conversion. ...
  • BJP still in talks with PDP, NC for government formation in J&K: Amit Shah January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said his party has been holding talks with both PDP and NC over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir but there has been no fruitful outcome yet. "Talks are on with both parties. There has been no fruitful outcome (yet)," he told reporters, a...