A book authored by a BJP leader has described the relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah as “one of the most ideal and unique partnerships”, saying Modi was “lucky” to have such a capable strategist and able party chief who lets him totally concentrate on governance.
The book, ‘Narendra Modi: Creative Disruptor, The Maker of New India’, has been penned by R Balashankar, the co-convener of the BJP’s training and publication departments who has also served as editor of RSS-linked weekly Organiser. It will be released by Shah.
How Amit Shah became indispensable for Modi
Man behind BJP’s success
Maharashtra, J&K, Haryana, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur—victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems unstoppable. What’s the secret of the BJP’s repeated success in polls?
Modi magic is surely the biggest factor but you cannot ignore the man in the backroom: Amit Shah.
With his strategy and sharp political expertise, Shah has become nearly indispensable for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Building up from the grassroots
Shah knows that the core strength of the party is grassroots-level workers.
He keeps emphasising the fact that there should be a division of labour among party workers and they should be properly groomed.
Shah himself holds meetings with local leaders before every election and makes sure that everybody is involved in the election campaign.
Shah entrusted Local leader Shyam Jaju with huge responsibilities like media relations in the Delhi MCD polls while he handpicked Keshav Prasad Maurya, Sidharth Nath Singh and Shrikant Sharma to end BJP’s ‘vanvas’ in Uttar Pradesh.
Roping in Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma before the Assam Assembly elections helped the BJP end Congress’s 15-year rule in the state.
Not projecting any chief-ministerial candidate in Haryana, Maharashtra, UP and Uttarakhand worked in the favour of the party. Amit Shah was behind these masterstrokes.
Amit Shah believes in reaching to maximum number people, mostly the youth.
The BJP workers and cadres were asked to visit regularly each and every house to discuss the Modi government’s achievements and also to make sure that every legal voter comes out to vote.
Under Amit Shah’s political guidance, the BJP managed to become the ‘largest political organisation’ in the world as more than 10 crore members were shown to have enrolled in the party.
A power-packed campaign is another reason behind BJP’s landslide victory in states.
During the UP elections, Amit Shah conducted more than 100 rallies through a month-long campaign.
For every SP-Congress procession, Shah planned a bigger one in response as was seen in Allahabad and Varanasi.
‘Parivartan Yatra’, a massive campaign during the Uttarakhand elections, worked in the favour of the party.