Born on 22 October 1964, Amit Shah represents the emerging New India in
every sense of the term. Leading the Party from the front for the last ve years
has been remarkably successful in expanding BJP’s organisational foot print,
securing one electoral victory after the other in State assembly elections.
During his tenure, Party has become the world’s largest political party with
over 10 crore registered members.
Amit Shah has risen to Head the ruling Party of India literally from the grass
roots. Initially, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and
later became an active member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
(ABVP), to become its Ahmedabad city unit secretary. Later, he also
shouldered the responsibilities of Secretary as well as Vice President of
BJP, Ahmedabad. In 1997, he became National Treasurer of the
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). His dedication, dexterity and
above all result oriented performance made him In-Charge of several election
campaigns of the National Leaders including that of LK Advani in 1991, Atal
Bihari Vajpayee in 1996, both in Gandhi Nagar Parliamentary constituency.
No wonder, when Narendra Modi decided to context his rst Assembly
Election in 2001 from Rajkot-2 assembly constituency, it was again Amit
Shah as the Campaign Chief.
Beyond campaigns, Amit Shah also became known for his adroit handling of
organisational matters. In 2013, he was appointed as National General
Secretary of the BJP and In-Charge of Uttar Pradesh. His painstakingly
carried out efforts earned BJP a historic success in the Parliamentary
elections of 2014. He took over as BJP National President in July 2014 and
from there onwards there is literally no looking back. During the last ve
years, under the twin leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Party President
Amit Shah, BJP has successfully formed Govts in Haryana, Gujarat,
Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura and
Himachal Pradesh. Also, together with alliance partners, BJP was
returned to power in States like Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Assam, Goa,
and Manipur. Till recently in Jammu and Kashmir and currently in
Bihar, Nagaland and Meghalaya, BJP is the junior partner of the ruling
A man of many parts, Amit Shah is an avid Cricket lover, a sports person
himself and a voracious reader whose major interests are history and
Details of Elected positions held by Shri Amit Shah –
Ave term MLAof Gujarat assembly (1997–2017), Amit Shah was elected
from Sarkhej Assembly Constituency for four consecutive elections and
from Naranpura Assembly Constituency in 2012. In the assembly election
of 2002, Amit Shah was elected with the record lead of 1,58,036 votes in the
history of Gujarat assembly elections. Again in 2007, he defeated Congress
party by the highest margin of 2,32,823 votes for the fourth consecutive
As a legislator, served as –
• Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee of the Gujarat State
• Worked for two terms as – Minister of State for Home, Police
Housing, Border Security, Civil Defense, Home Guards, Gram
Rakshak Dal, Prison, Prohibition, Excise, Transport in the Ministry
of Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
In the co-operative sector –
Served as Chairman, The Ahmedabad Dist. Co.opp. Bank, (22 Jan 2000 to
22 Dec 2002) which is the lead bank of 367 district Co.Opp. Banks of India.
This loss-making bank was turned into prot making ensuring that
shareholders get some dividend on their investment. Also, played key role in
preparing revival package of Rs 400 crore for the then dysfunctional
Madhavpura Mercantile Co-Op bank. The amount so received was
distributed to the small depositors.
• Director- The Gujarat State Urban Co.Op. Bank Federation ltd.
• Director- National Federation of Urban co-opp. Banks & Credit Society,
• Director- Ahmedabad Central Consumers Co.Op. Federation ltd.
• Director- Gujarat State Co-Op. Marketing Federation ltd.
• Director- The Gujarat State Co-Opp Bank Ltd.
• Director– The Ahmedabad Dist. Co. Op. Bank Ltd.
In the elds of sports –
• President- Gujarat State Chess Association (23 April 2006 to 18 April
• Member- Finance Committee of Board of Cricket Control in India
(BCCI) ( From 24 Sept 2009)
• Vice President for Gujarat Cricket Association (15 Sept 2009 to 13
• Executive Member – The Central Board of Cricket, Ahmedabad
• Member- Executive and Working Committee of Board of Cricket
Control in India (BCCI)
• President for Gujarat Cricket Association (13 June 2014 to Present)