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Amit Shah pays tribute at National Police Memorial in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah On Sunday Paid Tribute At The National Police Memorial To The Policemen Who Sacrificed Their Lives In Line Of Duty

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 02 Jun 2019, 10:58:55 AM
This came three days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister

New Delhi:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday paid tribute at the National Police Memorial to the policemen who sacrificed their lives in line of duty. This came three days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister.

On Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik briefed Amit Shah about the security situation in the state, which is currently under the President's rule.

During the 15-minute meeting, the Governor apprised the home minister about the preparation for the Amarnath Yatra.       

The 46-day-long yatra will begin on July 1, the day of Masik Shivratri, and would conclude on August 15, the day of Shravan Purnima.

Discussions were also held between the two on the law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley and the border areas besides various development issues.

"I have discussed security matters and development issues with the Home Minister," Malik told reporters after the meeting.

Meanwhile, speculation is rife over who would succeed Shah as BJP president, with the names of JP Nadda being seen as a possible choice. Some other names are also being talked about for the post including Bhupender Yadav. 

Widely credited for BJP's spectacular victory in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Shah took oath on Thursday along with 57 other ministers. 

Born into an affluent Gujarati family in Mumbai in 1964, the BJP chief lived and studied in his paternal village Maansa in Gujarat until the age of 16. Upon completion of his school education, his family shifted to Ahmedabad. Shah became an active member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) here. 

A few years later, Shah joined the BJP his first assignment was that of a poll agent at Ahmedabad's Naranpura ward followed by secretaryship of the Naranpura ward.

He later managed the poll campaigns of party veteran LK Advani in Ahmedabad and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Gandhinagar, he earned himself the reputation of an astute election manager.

Recognising his commitment and abilities, the BJP made Shah the President of the party in 2014. In this year's Lok Sabha elections, he won the Gandhinagar seat by a margin of 5.57 lakh votes against his nearest Congress rival C.J. Chavda.

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First Published : 02 Jun 2019, 10:58:55 AM