Mumbai: BJP's Amit Shah has emerged as the main architect of BJP's unprecedented triumph these elections.
Shah was given the charge of Uttar Pradesh, the key state with 80 Lok Sabha seats, which is also called the "gateway to Delhi."
With Shah at the helm of affairs in UP, the BJP is all set to sweep the state. Shah is now likely to be shifted to Delhi from Gujarat and plan for the forthcoming Assembly polls in UP and other states.
Once considered very close to BJP veteran L K Advani, the saffron party's general secretary Amitbhai Anilchandra ‘Amit’ Shah became a close confidant of BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi.
Shah was the minister of state for home affairs in the Gujarat government under Narendra Modi, but had to resign in 2010 after he was arrested on charges of ordering a series of encounter killings by the state police.
Shah, who has also worked as a RSS volunteer, is well known for his organisational skill.
Born in 1964 in Bombay, Shah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He had once worked as a stockbroker as well.