Amit Shah Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Amit Anilchandra Shah (born 22 October 1964) is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Home Affairs who has been President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014. He was elected to the Lower House of Parliament the Lok Sabha in the 2019 Indian general election from Gandhinagar. He was earlier elected as a member of the Upper House of Parliament the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2017. He is the chief strategist of the BJP and a close aide to Narendra Modi.
During his college days, Shah was a member of ABVP, student wing of the RSS. At the age of 18, he secured a position in the ABVP. After working tirelessly for the organization, he was sent to BJP in 1987.
Shah was first elected in Gujarat as the MLA for a seat partly covering Ahmedabad, Sarkhej in 1997 (a by-election) holding it in 1998, 2002 and 2007 until the seat’s 2008 dissolution, then for nearby Naranpura, from 2012-2017. He is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held executive portfolios in the state government during Modi’s tenure as its Chief Minister.
Shah was the BJP’s in-charge for India’s largest and politically most crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP and its allies swept the state, registering their best performance, by winning 73 out of 80 seats. As a result, Shah rose to national prominence and was appointed as the party’s national president in July 2014.
He was in 2017 partly credited with the party landslides in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the party’s modern heartland state of Gujarat in which year was marked the party’s strong debut in much smaller Manipur, but the Akali-BJP alliance lost power is considerably larger Punjab. In 2018 the party lost power in the states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The next year, BJP won 303 seats to get the majority in the 2019 Indian general election, making Amit Shah the most successful BJP President ever.
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Amit Shah was born in Mumbai on 22 October 1964. His family was well-to-do Gujarati Hindu Baniya family. His great grandfather was the nagarseth of the small state of Mansa. His father Anil Chandra Shah, a businessman from Mansa, owned a successful PVC pipe business. He did his schooling in Mehsana and moved to Ahmedabad to study biochemistry at CU Shah Science College. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in biochemistry, and then worked for his father’s business. He also worked as a stockbroker and in co-operative banks in Ahmedabad.
Shah took oath as Cabinet Minister on 30 May 2019. He took office as Minister of Home Affairs on 1 June 2019.
On 5 August 2019, Shah moved resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha., and also reorganize the state with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the union territory and Ladakh region separated out as a separate union territory.
Amit Shah is married to Sonal Shah and the couple have a son named Jay. Shah was very close to his mother, who died from an illness on 8 June 2010. People close to Shah have described him as someone who does not like to socialize much.
He has six sisters, two of whom live abroad in Chicago.
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Since 1989, Shah has fought 28 elections to various local bodies. As of 2019, he has never lost an election.
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly (by-election)||1997||Sarkhej||Won||76,839||56.10%|
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly||1998||Sarkhej||Won||193,373||69.81%|
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly||2002||Sarkhej||Won||288,327||66.98%|
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly||2007||Sarkhej||Won||407,659||68.00%|
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly||2012||Naranpura||Won||103,988||69.19%|