Amit Shah- Wiki, Son, Family, Biography, Political Views, Age, And More

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Who is Amit Shah?

Amit Shah is a renowned Indian politician who is the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the current Minister of Home affairs.

Full name: Amitbhai Anilchandra Shah

Age: 54 years old

DOB: 22nd October 1964

Place of birth: Mumbai  

Office: member of the Lok Sabha since 2019 (Minister of Home Affairs)

Political Party: BJP

Education: BSc (Gujarat University) in biochemistry

Early life of Amit shah

Amit Shah was born on the 22nd October 1964 to a wealthy Jain family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His father, Anil Chandra Shah, owned a successful PVC pipe business. He did his schooling from Mehsana and graduated from the University of Gujarat as a biochemistry BSc graduate.

Even in his college days, Mr. Shah was interested in politics and was a part of the RSS student wing at the age of 14. He had a brief stint where he helped his father out in the family business, and also worked as a stockbroker in some banks, but eventually left to start a career in politics.

Personal life

Amit Shah has been described as a rather shy and introverted person behind the cameras by his friends and family. He married a social worker, Sonal Shah. They had a son whom they named Jay.

Date of Birth22 October 1964
Age (as in 2018)54 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownMehsana, Gujarat, India
SchoolA local school in Mehsana, Gujarat
CollegeC.U Shah Science College, Ahmedabad
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. in Biochemistry
FamilyFather– Anilchandra Shah 
Mother– Kusumben Shah
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Aarthi Shah
ReligionHinduism

Note: Earlier, some sources had reported that Amit Shah was not a Hindu but a Jain, which he clarified at a press conference in April 2018 by saying that “I Am A Hindu Vaishnav, Not Jain.” [1]
CasteGujarati Bania
HobbiesReading, watching cricket and social service
Address16, Sudeep Society, Royal Crisant, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad

Physical Stats

Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weightin Kilograms- 90 kg
in Pounds- 198 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite

Jumpstart into politics

His start into the political field was when he started working for the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at the young age of 14 in 1983.

He worked tirelessly towards moving forward and took part in all the activities as a part of the RSS group, and was eventually chosen to be a part of the BYJP party which is an extension of the BJP party for the Youth in 1987. He worked his way through the ranks and eventually rose to fame when he campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani in 1991.

Mr. Shah and Narendra Modi worked side by side and tried to take down the Congress party bit by bit, area by area, and spread the word about BJP. They had similar ideologies and thus formed a very good rapport.

In 1999, Shah was elected the president of the Ahmedabad district Cooperative bank despite the prejudice to elect people of only selected castes and backgrounds. Despite being in loss, Shah used his commendable management skills to turn the bank into a profitable one by the end of his tenure.

He also played a very important role in other political bodies like the Gujarat cricket Association, Gujarat State Chess Association, Gujarat State Financial Association, under Modi’s guidance. He eventually moved onto bigger roles at the central Government when he moved to Delhi and became Modi’s advisor during the period of 1995-2001.

Work as Gujarat’s minister

In 2002, Amit Shah won the Sarkhej Constituency by the widest margin and again in 2007. He held multiple portfolios during his tenure and was a constant comrade to Modi. He passed multiple bills and worked against many Congress-led policies. He worked towards changing the norm of Forced Hindu conversions and terrorism in Gujarat, impressing his seniors.

Entry into Central government politics

 because of his excellent managing skills as a politician, Shah was nicknamed the “modern-day Chanakya”. He had many criminal charges against him, but despite this fact, he was elected the opportunity to head the UP party by Rajnath Singh.

His one groundbreaking decision which won the hearts of the OBC crowd in UP was the increase in the reservation percentage in education and jobs. He oversaw a lot of the political work himself and went home to home to procure votes many times.

He set up media coverage even in the remotest parts of the country to analyse the election system. He improved the overall involvement of the RSS of which he was a part previously in his youth, thereby improving the party’s efficiency.

His ideologies were to target the Hindi Nationalist sector of the country, leading to many accusing him of making politics based out of religious standings. He was responsible for many of the giant rallies held by Modi which proved efficient in bringing in votes.

He formed many alliances for the party to gain more power and was a constant behind Modi to help him win. He didn’t just act like a puppet to Modi’s commands, but also showed that he had a mind of his own, by standing by his ideologies and disagreeing with Modi on multiple occasions.

Becoming the party president

Amit Shah became the president of BJP after he was voted in by its members on 2014 and 2016. Despite the whirl of controversies surrounding him, he was considered worthy of the position of president amongst his own crew.

The party achieved legislation in many major states except New Delhi and Bihar because of the rule of Congress. Under his leadership, the party gained control of the majority of the Northeastern states and many other states throughout the country. Mr Shah played an instrumental role in ensuring that the name of the Bharatiya Janta Party was known in every nook and corner of the country.

Heading the Home Ministry

The modern-day Chanakya reached further heights when he became the Minister of Home Affairs by a unanimous count of votes in the May of 2019. He is responsible for the major controversial scrapping of Article 370 of the constitution separating Jammu and Kashmir has a state of India and including it as a Union Territory.

Controversies

Like any renowned political leader, Amit Shah has also been accused of certain disastrous things in his life which have played a role in tainting his reputation to a certain degree.
he was accused of killing Sohrabuddhin and his wife after harassing a marble trader in Rajasthan along with some of his cop friends.

They claimed he had played an instrumental role in order to protect himself and later tried to cover up his wrong doings, which later led to his arrest. Amit Shah was, however, able to get out of the whole mess by denying the Accusations and claiming them to be political agendas planted against him.

He claimed this as a cruel act by the Congress party against him and was ultimately let go with a clean sheet. Because of these accusations, when he was released on bail, there were many petitions to keep the politician in Gujarat and eventually in 2010, he was forcibly exiled out of the state. He was allowed into the state only after 2 years in 2012.

He has been further accused of corruption on multiple occasions and has been said to get his way through bribery. He denied a DGP a promotion repeatedly and sidelined police officer’s request to support them in times of need when they were accused of false encounters during the riots in Gujarat in 2002.

Another Horrendous accusation made against him was in 2013 when he was accused of videotaping a woman illegally. However, later this woman came forward and denied it being against her own will.   

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