Amit Shah re-elected BJP president for second time

| Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 15:34
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Amit Shah
New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah was on Sunday re-elected to the post unopposed. His election was announced at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters here.
Mumbai born Shah started his political career as a leader of the student wing of the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in 1983. He became an activist of BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1987. 
In 2002, Shah contested at Gujarat assembly election and won the seat from Sarkhej constituency in Ahmedabad by the highest margin among all candidates and became the youngest minister in the Modi government.
In 2009, Shah became the vice-president of the cash-rich Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) and after Modi became Prime Minister of India in 2014, he became the President of GCA.
He was arrested on 25 July 2010 in connection with the Sohrabuddin case and charged him with various crimes including the murder, extortion and kidnapping. His political career revived after BJP's victory in the 2014 general election.
Shah was the BJP's in-charge for India's largest and most politically crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
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