Amit Shah, the chief trouble shooter for Narendra Modi, has been as targeted as the Gujarat CM in BJP. He has been a close aide of Modi from 80’s. He was the Home Minister of Gujarat during the 2002 riots. He has been accused for the Sohrabuddin Shiekh fake encounter case, Kausar Bi, Tulsiram Prajapati encounter cases; Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case; he was barred from entering Gujarat for almost two years, he was imprisoned too. There are CBI cases still going on against him. He is one of the key players in the snooping scandal that accuses Modi to have snooped on a woman for several years.
Despite all these open accusations, he has always succeeded in delivering results. He has helped Modi in bettering his tally and image in Gujarat consistently. In fact, from the Sarkhej constituency, he has secured the biggest majority, more than Modi managed, twice! When he was barred from entering Gujarat, he turned it into an opportunity and went to UP. As UP in charge, he has managed the unbelievable result of 71 seats from the total of 80! The Yadav’s and Mayawati have been so reduced that they are not a factor any more in the parliament from the big State.
As the party is going to face elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, a master strategist like Shah will prove a big weapon for BJP to consolidate its stand in the national politics. The point that both Haryana and Maharashtra are currently held by Congress and Jharkhand by the JMM will make these states more important for BJP.
Will this biochemistry degree holder with plastics and printing business make the success mold BJP currently is in any more permanent?