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Message: Shri Narendra Modi on Shri Amit Shah as BJP National President
09 July, 2014

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulates Shri Amit Shah on becoming BJP President The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has congratulated Shri Amit Shah on being appointed BJP President, and expressed confidence that the party will become stronger under his leadership. Following is the text of the Prime Minister’s tweets: “बीजेपी अध्यक्ष चुने जाने पर श्री अमित शाह को ढ़ेरों शुभकामनायें। उनके नेतृत्व में निश्चित ही पार्टी का विस्तार होगा, पार्टी और मजबूत बनेगी| Amit Bhai started his journey as an ordinary Karyakarta & has repeatedly proven himself through tireless hardwork & determination. I would like to specially thank Rajnath ji for his great leadership, under which the Party scaled new heights of success. With the blessings of Party elders & selfless efforts of Karyakartas, BJP's mission of creating a strong & developed India continues.” Download PDF

Press: Profile of BJP National President, Shri Amit Shah
09 July, 2014

Profile of BJP President: Shri. Amit Shah A man known for proven organisational abilities and strategic planning, Amit Shah is a politician of the hinterland with a distinguished political record and commitment for the ideals he stands for. Born on October 22, 1964, politics was not in Shri Amit Shah’s blood. Instead, it was the desire to serve the society that was passed on to Shri Amit Shah by his philanthropist family. At a tender age of 14, Shri Amit Shah joined the Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a ‘Tarun Syawamsevak’. That was the turning point of his life. Organizational Role in Gujarat BJP: In 1982, as a student of bio-chemistry, he was handed over the responsibility of the secretary of the students’ organisation ABVP in Ahmedabad. He later became the secretary of BJP Ahmedabad city unit. There was no looking back since then. Shri Amit Shah went on to hold many crucial posts to rise up in the ranks of the Gujarat unit of BJP. He became the national treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.YM.) in 1997 and later the Vice President of the Gujarat State unit of the BJP. Emphatic electoral achievements: In 1995, Shri. Amit Shah was elected, for the first time, as the MLA from Sarkhej assembly constituency. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 1998. This time, he defeated his rival with a margin of 1,32,477 votes. He made a record of sorts in 2002 when he was re-elected from Sarkhej constituency by beating his rivals with a triumphant 1,58,036 votes. He broke his own record in the year 2007; this time the margin of the winning vote was 2,32,823 votes. In 2012 he was elected to the Gujarat Assembly for the fifth time from the Naranpura constituency. Turnaround of the co-operative sector: Every dying entity needs a visionary to turn its destiny around. This is true to the Ahmedabad District Co-Operative Bank Limited, which in the year 2000, was in totters and declared a weak bank due to lack of leadership. It was then that Shri Amit Shah was brought in as the chairman of the Bank to persevere the challenge. Shah started on a positive note, believing that the Bank could see green and pay dividends with able administration, work ethic and tenacity. That was the year when the Bank had registered