Amit Shah’s Dynamic Leadership in Indian Politics
Amit Shah: The Guiding Force of Present Government
By Prof. Jasim Mohammad
While political strategist Prashant Kishor’s recent prediction of the BJP’s continued dominance surprised many, it has thrown a spotlight on the remarkable journey of India’s home minister Amit Shah, the modern-day Chanakya of Indian politics.
His strategic acumen and tireless commitment have played a pivotal role in shaping India’s political landscape, making him an indispensable asset not only to the BJP but also to the nation.
In 2014, Shah orchestrated the BJP’s triumphant return to power, turning Narendra Modi’s dream of becoming Prime Minister into a reality. Amit Shah’s unwavering dedication and uncanny ability to gauge public sentiment have been instrumental in the party’s success.
His knack for perfecting party strategies and navigating complex challenges has earned him comparisons to Pranab Mukherjee during the UPA era.
A striking milestone was the 2017 victory in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state. Additionally, the BJP made significant inroads in West Bengal and secured 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, even under the TMC’s rule.
His strategic brilliance extended to the northeastern region, where the BJP came to power in Assam and Tripura, regions that had long grappled with extremism.
Today, these states have witnessed a significant reduction in violence, a testament to Shah’s transformative leadership.
Even after his tenure as BJP president, Shah continues to wield tremendous influence within the party. As the Union Home Minister, he leads a ministry aimed at fostering cooperation among all government ministries, a position second only to the Prime Minister. This highlights his enduring impact on both the government and the BJP.
His relationship with Modi mirrors that of iconic Indian figures, akin to Lord Rama and his loyal companion Lakshmana. Shah plays the role of Arjuna, executing his leader’s vision and mission with utmost dedication.
Importantly, Amit Shah has become Modi’s confidant, acting as the eyes and ears of both the government and the party, from the state level to the national stage. His foresight and dedication set him apart and established an unmatched leadership style within and beyond the BJP.
The Union Home Minister, Shah has made significant contributions, most notably the abrogation of Article 370, a longstanding BJP aspiration. The move not only brought Jammu and Kashmir on par with the rest of the country but also dealt a blow to Pakistan’s nefarious designs in the region. Shah’s fierce commitment to countering terrorism and corruption has propelled India to new heights.
His role extends beyond the political realm. Shah’s diplomatic efforts have strengthened India’s relations with neighboring countries, elevating the nation’s global standing. His meticulous planning, determination, and exceptional ability to connect with people demonstrate his dedication to a prosperous and secure India.
His hands-on approach to addressing challenges reinforces his commitment. He visits affected areas during crises, offering reassurance and demonstrating his resolve to address people’s concerns. His engagement with the public spans various contexts, from supporting cricket players in stadiums to visiting rural areas and interacting with citizens. This approach has played an integral role in the country’s development.
His multifaceted leadership style, marked by his ability to address crises, champion development, and connect with people, underscores his dedication to India’s prosperity and security. His role extends far beyond the political landscape, positioning him as a leader who leaves an indelible mark on the nation’s progress and future.
In an ever-evolving political landscape, Amit Shah continues to be a driving force in shaping the nation’s future. His ability to navigate complex issues, work tirelessly for the betterment of the country, and promote the BJP’s growth has positioned him as a key figure in contemporary Indian politics. As the BJP’s visionary leader, Amit Shah remains an indispensable asset to both the party and the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lauded Home Minister Amit Shah on his birthday and termed him an outstanding administrator making notable contributions to enhancing India’s security apparatus and further developing the cooperative sector.
Taking to micro-blogging site X, PM Modi said “Birthday wishes to Shri @AmitShah Ji. He is passionate about India’s progress and ensuring a better quality of life for the poor. He has made a mark as an outstanding administrator, making notable contributions to enhancing India’s security apparatus and further developing the cooperatives sector. His role in strengthening the BJP is laudatory. May he be blessed with a long life and wonderful health.”
(Author is Professor and Chairman, Centre for Narendra Modi Studies (CNMS) Bharat. He may be contacted email: [email protected] )–
Dr. Jasim Mohammad
Former Head & Group Editor, Roznama Rashtriya Sahara (National Urdu Daily) & Aalami Sahara TV (Urdu News Channel)
Former Media Advisor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh