Amit Shah : Prime Minister in Making for Lok Sabha 2024
Lok Sabha 2024 : In 2014 when Narendra Modi started his journey towards Delhi, his most trusted general Amit Shah was given task to deliver Uttar Pradesh for BJP. The result of Lok Sabha 2014 was more than what BJP had expected. BJP won 71 of 80 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh on its own. Amit Shah who was confined within the boundaries of Gujarat became the talk among all the political corridors of India. A new age Chanakya was born.
Amit Shah’s Entry in National Politics
After the massive victory in 2014 Lok Sabha, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India. Speculations were high that Amit Shah was going to take over as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, to a surprise of all, Amit Shah took a step ahead and headed towards national politics. He took the charge of BJP as its national president. Since then Amit Shah has proved himself to be the most successful President of BJP.
In August 2017, Amit Shah entered the Upper House of Indian parliament from Gujarat. It was a biggest turning point for him. Famous as “backroom strategist”, Amit Shah was now part of nation building process. The modern day Chanakya was now going to play an active role in national politics. Amit Shah who used to speak like a party man, who used to design election strategies for party was now defending the works of Narendra Modi and his government in Parliament.
Why Amit Shah Will Succeed Narendra Modi after Lok Sabha 2024?
Lok Sabha 2019 was the biggest election victory in the history of BJP. When none of the political pundits expected BJP to get majority on its own, Amit Shah delivered the impossible for the party. BJP won 303 Lok Sabha seats on its own, Amit Shah who was a Rajya Sabha MP was elected as a Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar. To a surprise of all, BJP national president was given the most important portfolio in Indian government. As a Home Minister of India, Amit Shah became the 2nd most powerful person in the country, PM Narendra Modi being the first.
Home Minister Amit Shah has never shown to have a national ambition. Even in Gujarat, he devoted himself in building party. However, it must be noted that Amit Shah has held several portfolios when Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat. At one time, he held 12 portfolios: Home, Law and Justice, Prison, Border Security, Civil Defence, Excise, Transport, Prohibition, Home Guards, Gram Rakshak Dal, Police Housing, and Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs. When Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014, Amit Shah could have become the Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, he chose national politics. This was clear indication of his national ambition.
BJP’s Policy of Retiring Leaders
By 2024, Narendra Modi will be reaching the age when he may not wish to continue his political career. As a successor of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah has sent a clear signal. The chair of Home Minister for Amit Shah in 2019 can be taken as his bid for the chair of Prime Minister once Narendra Modi retires from active politics. In 2024, Narendra Modi will be attending the age of 74 and as we have witnessed BJP has had a policy of retiring the leaders attending the age of 75 thereby making a way for other leaders.
There is no doubt that Narendra Modi is India’s most popular leader and national figure since Independence. However, translating Modi’s personal popularity into a political victory across the country with diverse was never easy. It required a multi-pronged, well planned electoral strategy with an implementation road-map planned to the last detail. Shah performed this role to perfection. Today Amit Shah is looked upon as No 2 in the Indian politics. Therefore, for the man who had always tried to remain as a back door political strategist promoted as Home Minister of India has a deep rooted plan involved in it.
Every leader in politics has a national ambition, Amit Shah can’t be an exception. He has devoted himself to build the party and spread its influence towards all the frontiers of India. He being the face of Prime Minister after Narendra Modi can’t be ruled out. Therefore, in 2024 after Narendra Modi steps down as Prime Minister, Amit Shah may be leading India as next Prime Minister.
Title: Amit Shah : Prime Minister in Making for Lok Sabha 2024