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Amit Shah

Amit Shah


BJP chief strategist Amit Shah is widely credited for BJP's stellar performance in both 2014 and 2019 elections. He propelled them to a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat. Shah who served four terms as the MLA of Sarkhej is believed to be Modi's most trusted ally and held a number of pertinent portfolios in the state government during Modi's tenure as chief minister of Gujarat. Shah who also owns a flourished business empire, PVC pipelines, became an RSS swayamsevak (volunteer) during his college in Ahmedabad. His stint in RSS led him to meet Modi in 1982. He contested and won Gandhinagar Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over three lakh votes and eviscerating his rival INC candidate C.J Chavda. Sworn in at the age of 54, he is the youngest serving full-time home minister. On 5 August 2019, Shah moved a resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha and divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two, with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the union territories, and Ladakh serving as a separate union territory. In December 2019, he introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which grants Indian citizenship to religiously persecuted minority communities who migrated to the country before 2015 from the Muslim-majority countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Personal Life

Full Name Amit Shah
Date of Birth 22 Oct 1964 (Age 57)
Place of Birth Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Profession Social Worker
Father's Name Anil Chandra Shah
Mother's Name Shrimati Kusumben Shah
Spouse's Name Sonalben Shah
Spouse's Profession Housewife
Children 1 Son(s)


Permanent address 16, Sudeep Society, Royal Crisant, Near Jalsa Party Plot, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad -380013
Present address 11, Akbar Road, New Delhi -110011
Contact number 079-26881140
Email amitshah.bjp@gmail.com
Website http://amitshah.co.in
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

He first met Narendra Modi in 1982 through Ahmedabad RSS circles. At that time, Narendra Modi was an RSS propagator who was in-charge of the youth activities.
Amit Shah has a huge interest in sports. He was the President of Gujarat Chess Association in 2006, President of Central Board of Cricket Association in 2009 and President of Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2014. He also served in as the Vice-President of Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2009.
Amit Shah is also called a modern-day “Chanakya” for being a master strategist, hardheaded and clear-sighted with a creative mind and skills.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He was appointed Minister of Home Affairs.
  • 2019
    He contested and won Gandhinagar Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over three lakh votes replacing L.K Advani's prevalent candidature in the constituency.
  • 2017
    He was elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 2014
    Amit Shah became the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • 2013
    He was appointed as the National General Secretary of B.J.P. Minister, Government of Gujarat
  • 2012
    In 2012 assembly elections, Amit Shah contested from Naranpura seat and defeated Dr. Jitubhai B. Patel of Congress Party. This time he won by over 60,000 votes.
  • 2007
    Sarkhej electorate again showered its votes on Amit Shah with a victory margin of 2,32,832 votes. This time he defeated Shashikant V. Patel (Bhurabhai) of Congress Party. He was again inducted to the state cabinet and was given responsibilities of key portfolios like Home, Transport, Prohibition, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, and Excise.
  • 2002
    Amit Shah again contested from Sarkhej Assembly and won. He defeated INC candidate Himanshu Vitthalbhai Patel with the margin of 1,58,036 votes. Amit Shah was given the key ministries of Home, Transport, and Prohibition.
  • 2001
    He became a National Convenor Sahkarita Prakoshtha, B.J.P. Amit Shah was made the co-organiser of the Gaurav Yatra.
  • 2000
    Amit Shah was elected as the president of Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank.
  • 1999
    He became the State Vice-President of B.J.P., Gujarat.
  • 1998
    Amit Shah was re-elected to Gujarat Assembly as an MLA from the same seat. He defeated Pramukhbhai Kanubhai Patel of Congress Party. On the party front, he was appointed as the State Secretary of B.J.P., Gujarat in the same year.
  • 1997
    He successfully contested the byelection from Sarkhej Legislative Assembly Seat and became MLA. He won the seat by a margin of nearly 25,000 votes.
  • 1997
    He became a treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • 1995
    He became the President of Gujarat State Finance Corporation.
  • 1989
    He was appointed as the Secretary of B.J.P. Ahmedabad City Gujarat.
  • 1987
    He was appointed as the Member of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • 1982
    He became Joint Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Gujarat.
  • 1980
    Amit Shah joined the RSS and worked for the student's wing of the RSS and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for over four years.


Earlier, only 3,500 workers on an average participated in such training camps annually. After the Amit Shah's guidance, more than 7,25,000 workers joined the camps in 2015. Under the leadership of Amit Shah, the membership of BJP rose from mere 3 crore to more than 11 crore members.
Net Worth-7.00

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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