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Amit Shah Union Home Minister of India 2019 : Age, Family, Political Life and Interesting Facts

Amitabh Anilchandra Shah also known as Amit Shah has given the responsibility of Minister of Home Affairs in India in Modi Cabinet 2.0. A dynamic Leader and strategist and also got the party's stellar performance in 2014 elections. Let us learn about his early life, family and political life.
May 31, 2019 12:59 IST
Amit Shah Biography: Early Life, Family and Political Journey

Amit Shah, a person with great political acumen and a dynamic leader has become the Home Minister of India. he has won the Gandinagar, Gujarat seat by 8.94 lakh votes against Congress rival C J Chavda. He is the most trusted leader in the Modi's brigade and has given the big resposibilities in terms of chasing political ambitions.

Amit Shah served four terms as the MLA of Sarkhej and held a number of important portfolios in the state government during Narendra Modi's tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. During his college days, in Ahmedabad, he became a swayamsevak of RSS.

Amit Shah: Early Life and Family

Amit Shah was born on 22 October, 1964 in Mumbai, he is a graduate in bio-chemistry from CU Shah Science College in Ahmedabad and he has joined RSS when he was 14 year old. He has helped his father in his PVC pipes business, and also worked as a stockbroker in co-operative banks in Ahmedabad. His journey in politics has started when he met Narendra Modi through Ahmedabad RSS circles.

Born: 22 October, 1964
Place of Birth: Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Father's Name: Amit Anil Chandra Shah
Mother's Name: Shrimati Kusumben Shah
Spouse's Name: Sonalben Shah
Spouse's Profession: Social Worker
Profession: Agricultural, Political and Social Worker
Party Name: Bharatiya Janata Party
Children: Jay Shah son

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Amit Shah was appointed as the president of the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) in 2000. When he took charge of the bank, it was running in losses of around Rs 36 Crore and was on the verge of shutting down. Due to Amit Shah's efforts in a year or so, bank recorded profits of Rs. 27 Crore. He is married to Sonal Shah and has a son Jay Shah.

Amit Shah: Political Journey
- He became the leader of RSS's student wing Akshil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVB) in 1983.

- He became a member of the BJP in 1984.

- He became an activist of BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1987.

- In Gandhinagar, he campaigned in 1991 for Lal Krishna Advani during Lok Sabha elections.

- He was also elected as an MLA in 1995 from the Sarkhej Constituency in Gujarat and became an MLA 4 more times from the same constituency.

- In 2009, he became the vice-president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).

- In 2012 assembly elections, Amit Shah contested from Naranpura seat and defeated Dr. Jitubhai B. Patel of the Congress. He won by over 60,000 votes.

- He was appointed as the National General Secretary of BJP.

- He became the president of BJP in 2014.

- He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in August 2017.

- In 2019, Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah won Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat by a margin of more than 5 lakh votes, surpassing LK Advani's record of 4.83 lakh votes.

- In 2019, Narendra Modi's cabinet, Amit Shah is a Minister of Home Affairs.

Amit Shah: As a Gujarat Minister
He contested the 2002 Assembly elections from the Sarkhej constituency in Ahmedabad and won by around 158,036 votes by the highest margin. In Assembly election of 2007 also he again won from Sarkhej again. There is no denying the fact that Amit Shah has emerged as a prominent political leader during Narendra Modi's twelve-year tenure as the CM of Gujarat. After winning 2002 elections, he became the youngest minister in the Narendra Modi government and was given several portfolios. He also played an important role in passing Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act.

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In 2019, Lok Sabha elections, according to the Election Commission website, Amit Shah has managed to win 69.7% of the votes. Around 8,80,000 votes were polled in his favour and Dr. CJ Chavda from Congress got around 3,30,000 votes. The key contest in Gandhinagar is between BJP president Amit Shah and Dr. C J Chawda of Congress.

Some interesting facts about Amit Shah

- He is a keen sports enthusiast.

- In 2006, he served as the President of the Gujarat Chess Association and during his period the national competition of chess "National B" was organised in Gujarat.

- In 2009, he was appointed as the President of the Ahmedabad Central Board of Cricket Association and the Vice-President of Gujarat State Cricket Association.

- In 2014, he was appointed as the President of "Gujarat State cricket Association". With his efforts GCA's "Motera Cricket Stadium"is rapidly growing to be in the category of the world's most modern stadiums.

Amit Shah started his political career as a leader of the student wing of the RSS and in 1986, he joined BJP. He worked hard and earned his place in BJP.

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