On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, and other officials wished Union Home Minister and Gandhinagar MP Amit Shah a happy birthday. To commemorate the anniversary, the state government organized a tree-planting campaign, while the BJP state unit organized festivities.
“Birthday wishes to @AmitShah Ji,” PM Modi wrote on X. He is deeply committed to India’s growth and improving the lives of the underprivileged. He has distinguished himself as an accomplished administrator, making significant contributions to strengthening India’s security system and expanding the cooperative sector. His contribution to the strength of the BJP is significant. May God grant him a long and healthy life.”
To commemorate Shah’s birthday, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel took part in a tree planting initiative at Jagatpur Lake in Gandhinagar LS constituency. Patel planted seedlings at the site, signaling the start of the construction of a ‘Amravan’ beside the lake. The CM also handed out benefit cards for several federal and state government programs.
The BJP’s state and local sections held a number of events to commemorate Shah’s birthday. City BJP leaders also took part in a’maha aarti’ at the Jagannath Temple in the city on Sunday to pray for Shah’s long life, according to a party release.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Home Minister Amit Shah a happy birthday, complimenting him as a great administrator and thanking him for his efforts to the government and the BJP. In response, Shah expressed thanks for Modi’s greetings and called him an inspiration for national service. Other BJP heavyweights, including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and J P Nadda, greeted Shah and praised his devotion and organizational abilities.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Maoist violence had fallen by 52% during the Narendra Modi government’s nine years in power. He accused the Congress party of promoting naxalism and warned that if elected back into power in Chhattisgarh in the forthcoming assembly election, the BJP will eradicate the Maoist threat. Shah also emphasized the decrease in Maoist-related killings and impacted areas during the Modi administration’s mandate. He also chastised the Congress government for corruption in a number of initiatives and assured that the Nagarnar steel factory would not be privatized.
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders used to have greater autonomy and influence, but under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they have become less visible and influential. Raman Singh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and Vasundhara Raje, who were appointed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani, are now battling for their political futures in the next elections. Chouhan has fought back against his perceived obsolescence, while Raje is facing opposition from dissident party members. The BJP’s central command, under Modi and Amit Shah, is consolidating power and marginalizing state leaders.