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Home Minister Amit Shahfigures in all the Cabinet committees constituted by the government, a development that highlights his importance in the second Modi dispensation. While Shah is a member of all the eight committees, details of which were released by the government on Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s name figured in all but one of them. The government has …

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday rebuked Union minister Giriraj Singh for his snide tweet aiming NDA leaders in Bihar on their presence in ‘Iftar’ parties and asked him to refrain from making such remarks, party sources said. Singh had posted pictures of top Bihar NDA leaders, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, attending ‘Iftar’ and questioned …

First-time cabinet minister Amit Shah took charge of the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Saturday afternoon, after which he met senior officials and sat through an extended briefing session. Officials in each of the 19 divisions under the ministry briefed Shah, who continues to be Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, about projects and …

There are 19 first-time ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 58-member council of ministers. Six of the first-timers consisting BJP president Amit Shah, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar and former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank made it to the cabinet. Jaishankar, a surprise pick in Narendra Modi’s council of ministers, is one of India’s …

Amit Shah, the BJP’s master strategist who scripted the party’s expansion over the last few years, is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new team that has taken oath this evening. Shah, 54, took oath right after PM Modi and his most senior minister Rajnath Singh as dusk fell over the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan …

On May 5, en route to Chandigarh, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah told this writer that he expected his party to win around 23 seats in West Bengal and 63 seats in Uttar Pradesh. He added that some in his own party thought he was off his mind to predict these numbers. On May …

In his first appearance at a press conference since he came to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in opening remarks that the BJP will come back to power with a full majority on its own, but refused to take any questions, citing party discipline. In a surprise move, Modi showed up on …

Hours after the BJP distanced itself from Pragya Singh Thakur’s comment calling Nathuram Godse a patriot and asked her to apologize, party president, Amit Shah defended her candidature on Friday saying that it was a ‘satyagraha’ against a fake case of Bhagwa terror. Amit Shah was addressing the media at the BJP headquarters in New …

Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee launched a six-km march in Kolkata on Wednesday to protest against the vandalism that took place in the city during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow on Tuesday ahead of the last phase of polling. Banerjee took out the march from Beliaghata to Shyambazar in the heart …

BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of orchestrating violence during his roadshow in Kolkata, presenting photographs to prove his point as the TMC, BJP sparring intensified in the slog overs of the Lok Sabha elections. “We will not be intimidated by violence… The anger of Bengalis will translate into a defeat for Mamata …

Leaders of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress accused by BJP’s Amit Shah of orchestrating violence during his Kolkata roadshow on Wednesday struck back at the BJP boss with what they said, was video evidence to establish the BJP’s complicity in the violence and vandalism of the bust of renowned Bengal reformer, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. “Mr. Amit …

In another low in coarsening political discourse in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday explained West Bengal as “kangal Bangla”. Hitting back in an equally disturbing comment, Trinamool spokesperson Derek O’Brien called the BJP president “pukeworthy”. Derek questioned Shah’s “audacity” to take such a term for the state of West …