Amit Shah is an Indian politician who currently serves as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one of India’s largest political parties. He is also a member of the Indian parliament, representing the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat.
Shah was born on October 22, 1964, in Mumbai, India. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Gujarat University and started his career as a stockbroker. He became involved in politics in the late 1980s, joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist organization, and eventually the BJP.
Shah rose through the ranks of the BJP and became a close confidant of Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister of India. He served as the Minister of Home Affairs in the Modi government from 2014 to 2019 and played a key role in implementing a number of controversial policies, including the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In 2014, Shah was elected as the President of the BJP, succeeding Rajnath Singh. Under his leadership, the party has consistently performed well in elections and has emerged as the dominant political force in India. Shah has also played a key role in expanding the party’s base and strengthening its organization across the country.
Shah’s political career has not been without controversy, and he has faced criticism for his alleged role in a number of alleged crimes and human rights violations. However, he remains a powerful and influential figure in Indian politics and is widely seen as a key architect of the BJP’s electoral success.