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Narhari Amin

Narhari Amin

Indian politician
Narhari Amin
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Intro Indian politician
Is Politician
From India
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 June 1955, Ahmedabad, India
Age 65 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
Politics Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party
The details


Narhari Amin (born 5 June 1955) is a politician from Gujarat state of India. He is a member of Bharatiya Janta Party. Former Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat affiliated to the Indian National Congress. He left the Indian National Congress on 5 December 2012 after he was denied a ticket to contest the December 2012 state legislative assembly election. On 6 December 2012, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

On 29 October 2013 he was made the vice president of the Planning Commission Of Gujarat. He has held the post of deputy chief minister of the Gujarat state in his tenure for the Indian National Congress. He has thus been a recipient of various portfolios. He was also president of Gujarat Cricket Association and former vice-president of Board of Control for Cricket in India. He is also the director of Hiramani School at Ahmedabad. In 2020 he was announced the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2020 Indian Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

Early Life

Amin gained early experience in a remarkable students’ movement, in fact, the first large-scale anti-corruption movement of Gujarat — the Navnirman Andolan of 1974. The movement was so successful that Jayprakash Narayan was said to have been inspired by its force and success. Amin was one of the most identifiable faces of that movement and its success could be gauged from its ability to topple the government of the then Gujarat CM Chimanbhai Patel.

Political Career

Amin had won the assembly election in 1990 from Sabarmati on Janata Dal ticket defeating Natver Patel of BJP by 9444 votes.

Subsequently Amin lost two consecutive elections in 1995 and 1998 with over 21000 votes to Yatin Ojha of the BJP.

In a by-election in 2001, Amin had then defeated BJP's Babu Patel with a margin of over 18000 votes. The seat had fallen vacant after the sitting BJP MLA Yatinbhai Oza had joined Congress.

He again faced a defeat from BJP's Jitendra Patel in the 2002 election with a huge margin of 59190 votes.

His last electoral defeat came in 2007, when he lost to young Congress turncoat Devusingh Chauhan who defeated him in Matar with 7799 votes.

On 5 December 2012 after he was denied a ticket to contest the December 2012 state legislative assembly election he left the Indian National Congress and joint the Bharatiya Janata Party.

In 2020 the Bharatiya Janta Party named Amin as the third candidate for the 2020 Indian Rajya Sabha elections to disturb Congress’ path to win the seat.

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