Showing posts with label Amit Shah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amit Shah. Show all posts

Why Amit Shah met Uddhav Thackeray?

A meeting which is seen with much significance since the two allies have been bickering for quite some time.Mr Shah walked into Uddhav Thackeray's residence in north-west Mumbai's Bandra to attempt to talk the Shiv Sena leadership out of carrying out this threat. In an over-hour long one-on-one meeting, Uddhav Thackeray flagged many questions and complaints, including the lack of the NDA coordination meeting that were a regular feature in the Vajpayee-era. He also brought up several complaints against the state leadership of the BJP including how Shiv Sena ministers were not given importance and sometimes completely ignored.The BJP has said the meeting is in connection with its Sampark for Samarthan (contact for support) campaign being led by Shah in the run up to next year's Lok Sabha polls.The Sena and the BJP contested the May 28 bypolls to Palghar Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra separately and engaged in a bitter campaign against each other.

The Shiv Sena has particularly been upset with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has repeatedly attacked him.

After facing defeat in the Palghar bypoll at the hands of the BJP, the Shiv Sena labelled its ally as its "biggest political enemy".

Naroda Gaam massacre case: Amit Shah summoned as defence witness on September 18



The special designated court conducting trial in the Naroda Gaam massacre case of 2002 riots in which former BJP minister Maya Kodnani is a key accused, has summoned BJP president Amit Shah to depose before the court as defence witness on September 18th.

BJP forms panel to forge consensus on presidential candidate



Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M. Venkaiah Naidu are the three members of this committee.

The last date for nomination for the election is June 28 and voting is scheduled for July 17.

Mr. Shah had postponed a trip to Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled for June 12 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to stay in Delhi for consultations. What is significant is that the committee's remit is to talk to all political parties, not just the NDA.

BJP's tactical moves evident in Shah's itinerary

 Amit Shah's  visit to West Bengal was a symbolic warning to Mamta Banarjee. In reply to Amit Shah's statements Mamta Banrjee roared saying she was not scared of the BJP's threat to "put Trinamool Congress in jail" and vowed to "capture Delhi." 

 She was responding to BJP chief Amit Shah's targeted attack on her and her party during a two-day visit to the state aimed at rapidly expanding his party's footprint in West Bengal, where it has so far had limited political presence. Mr Shah has handed his Bengal BJP team the task of uprooting the ruling Trinamool Congress by 2019.

The BJP chief challenged Ms Banerjee directly on her turf. After visiting Naxalbari in north Bengal, where he ate lunch sitting cross-legged in the tin-roofed hut of farm worker Geeta Mahali, Mr Shah went to Mamata Banerjee's assembly constituency Bhawanipore in south Kolkata and visited three homes in a slum. He was greeted warmly by residents who showered him with flower petals and offered him sweets.