Amit Shah

  • Collegium clears elevation of Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge 11-07-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has cleared the elevation of senior advocate Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge along with the elevation of three Chief Justices of High Courts, including one woman judge. Lalit has been practicing in the apex...
  • 'Positive' budget has brought back 'hope' into economy: BJP 10-07-2014 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government's first budget is "pragmatic, growth-oriented and forward-looking" and addresses the aspirations of all Indians, the BJP on Thursday said while claiming the exercise had brought back "hope" into the economy by charting a roadmap for the country's economic resurgence. "Every attempt has been made to...
  • BJP slams Congress for questioning Amit Shah's appointment 09-07-2014 11:37 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress for questioning the appointment of Amit Shah as its chief, saying it reflects "frustration" of the opposition party which is "still reeling under" the defeat of the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP said the Congress should "look inwards" and conduct an...
  • Raje congratulates newly-appointed BJP president Amit Shah, praises his leadership skills 09-07-2014 05:25 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday congratulated newly-appointed BJP President Amit Shah and exuded confidence that the party will be strengthened with him at the helm. Raje lauded the decision saying Shah displayed strong leadership qualities and carved his identity at the national level in a short span, especially...
  • PM Modi congratulates Amit Shah on being appointed as BJP President 09-07-2014 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge and his close aide Amit Shah on being appointed as the party President. That announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met today to nominate Shah. Modi said, "The party will become stronger under Shah's...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP 09-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in...
  • BJP activists celebrate Shah's elevation 09-07-2014 03:03 PM

    BJP activists broke into celebrations on Wednesday after Amit Shah, who led the party to victory in the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh, was named the party's new national president. As soon as the announcement was made by outgoing BJP president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi,...
  • PM Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah named BJP President 09-07-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah was on Wednesday named as the Bharatiya Janata Party President after the party's Parliamentary Board met to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant is now in-charge of the organisation. Amit Shah started his political career with the youth wing of...
  • PM Modi's key aide Amit Shah set to be made the BJP President today 09-07-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah is all set to be the next Bharatiya Janata Party President as his name has almost been finalised. The BJP's Parliamentary Board will meet on Wednesday to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant will now be in-charge of the organisation....
  • Amit Shah set to be the next BJP President 08-07-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to choose its next national president. Senior BJP leader Amit Shah's name has almost been finalised for the post. However, the BJP Parliamentary board is likely to meet on Wednesday to nominate Shah as the next party president. The board meeting...
  • Court exempts Amit Shah from appearance in encounter cases 04-07-2014 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: The special CBI court yet again exempted BJP leader Amit Shah from appearing before it on Friday in connection with the alleged fake encounter cases of Tulsiram Prajapati and Sohrabuddin Sheikh. "(Shah) is engaged in political work in New Delhi and therefore not able to come to court," read...
  • Amit Shah accorded Z-plus category security 02-07-2014 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been accorded a 'Z-plus' category security by the Home Ministry following high threat perception, official sources said on Wednesday. Shah, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be guarded by paramilitary CRPF commandos round the clock and armed guards will...
  • Clamour in BJP for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states 26-06-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: There is a clamour within the Bharatiya Janata Party for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the demand has come from the BJP's Maharashtra unit. Maharashtra will be going to polls later this year. BJP workers want Amit Shah...
  • Prajapati encounter case: Court raps Amit Shah for non-appearance 20-06-2014 03:40 PM

    Mumbai: A CBI court on Friday reprimanded the counsel of former Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah for seeking yet another exemption for his client without assigning any reason for the BJP leader's non-appearance in connection with the 2006 Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. "Every time you are...
  • Amit Shah likely to be sent to Parliament from Vadodara 29-05-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving up his Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, speculation is rife on who in BJP will contest from the constituency in his home state even as the name of his close aide Amit Shah is doing the rounds. While party leaders were tight-lipped on...
  • Om Mathur the frontrunner for BJP President post: sources 28-05-2014 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Om Mathur is the frontrunner for the party's President post, say sources. Prime Minister and BJP Parliamentary Party leader Narendra Modi is also in favour of Mathur. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also backing Mathur for the post. The other two contenders for...
  • Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Om Mathur in the race for next BJP chief: Sources 28-05-2014 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the Bharatiya Janata Party is considering the names of Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Om Mathur for the post of the party president. Early this morning, former BJP president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to discuss the...
  • BJP leaders meet Modi, Rajnath ahead of NDA government taking charge 24-05-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Several senior BJP leaders on Saturday met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh amid hectic preparations ahead of the new NDA government taking charge on Monday. Modi's close aide Amit Shah and BJP general secretary JP Nadda reached Gujarat Bhawan here almost together in the...
  • Tulsiram Prajapati case: Amit Shah to appear in court on June 6 23-05-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah has been asked to appear in the special CBI court in Mumbai on June 6 in connection with the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. The court staff recorded the presence of all the advocates and some of the accused and...
  • Gujarat's first woman CM Anandiben Patel a disciplinarian, hard taskmaster 21-05-2014 06:32 PM

    Gandhinagar: Anandiben Patel, who succeeds Narendra Modi as the new Gujarat Chief Minister, is seen as a disciplinarian and hard taskmaster who puts a premium on probity, qualities often associated with her predecessor. The 73-year-old Modi loyalist, the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat, was seen as a natural heir...
  • PM designate Modi gets grand welcome at airport 20-05-2014 09:13 PM

    Ahmedabad: A grand welcome was given to Narendra Modi and his aide Amit Shah when they arrived here at the city airport after the President appointed him as the Prime Minister of the country. In his short speech at the airport, Modi thanked party workers for the grand welcome and...
  • Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley meet RSS leaders 19-05-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: A host of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, on Monday met top RSS functionaries and held discussions even as the party turns to the formation of the next Union Cabinet. The meeting comes after Modi went into a huddle...
  • Talks on between BJP, RSS; Modi keen on a larger role for Amit Shah 19-05-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the crucial Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary board meeting, talks are on between the BJP and RSS leaders. RSS general secretary Ram Lal and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley met on Sunday at Party President Rajnath Singh's house. Key aide of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi,...
  • Modi meets Advani, party leaders; top Cabinet posts under discussion 18-05-2014 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: Hectic parley and consultations are underway in the national capital with Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi meeting several top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take a final decision on the Cabinet formation. RSS general secretary Ram Lal and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley met party President Rajnath Singh...
  • After BJP sweeps polls, Modi receives rousing welcome in Delhi, Varanasi 17-05-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: A day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome. The BJP leader arrived at Varanasi's Babatpur airport with party chief Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, the architect...
  • UP epicenter of Modi tsunami, SP and BSP stunned 16-05-2014 01:19 PM

    Even Narendra Modi's closest aide and firefighter Amit Shah underestimated the tsunami that his boss and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has unleased in Uttar Pradesh. A few days ago Shah had augured that the party would get between 50 and 55 seats in the state. Friday mid-morning the BJP...
  • CBI court dismisses plea against Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan case 15-05-2014 05:41 PM

    In a relief for Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, a local CBI court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking arraignment of the former Gujarat Home Minister and ex-police commissioner of Ahmedabad KR Kaushik as accused in the...
  • Ishrat case: CBI court rejects plea to name Amit Shah as accused 15-05-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: A CBI court on Thursday rejected an application seeking to name BJP leader Amit Shah and former Ahmedabad police commissioner KR Kaushik as accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The application was moved by Gopinath Pillai, the father of one of the victims of the encounter....
  • Exit poll figures will be right, NDA will win 290-305 seats: Amit Shah 13-05-2014 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: After the post-poll surveys predicted the best ever performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah said the exit poll figures will not go wrong. In an interview to IBN18 Network Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shah said, "The NDA will win 290-305 seats and...
  • HC refuses to entertain petition against Amit Shah 12-05-2014 09:05 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking its direction to Election Commission for action against Amit Shah for his controversial remark in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and...