BJP president Amit Shah completes his three years in office on Wednesday, a period that saw the party rapidly expand its base and clinch states like Goa, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh through some astute political manoeuvres despite lacking majority.
Seen as a master strategist and workaholic, the BJP leader is considered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alter ego, and the two have together given the saffron party political sinews it could hardly even imagine before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. As the 52-year-old leader from Gujarat begins his fourth year at the helm of the party's affairs, he is also set to make his debut in Parliament as a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.
Shah was appointed the party chief in July 2014 following the induction of his predecessor Rajnath Singh into the Modi cabinet but the BJP's national council ratified the decision on August 9 that year.
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