Amit Shah takes Naranpura in Ahmedabad

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 08:09 hrs
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Ahmedabad: Amit Shah, former Gujarat minister of state for home and an accused in the Soharabuddin Sheikh and Tulsi Prajapati staged shootout cases, won from his constituency, officials said.

Shah, who contested from Naranpura constituency in Ahmedabad, won by over 30,000 votes. He won the last time from the Sarkhej assembly constituency, with a margin of over 2.50 lakh votes.

Known to be a close aide of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Shah has returned to Gujarat after a gap of two years on the Supreme Court's clearance after it had banished him from the state.

Although there were 10 candidates contesting for the Naranpura seat, it was a direct fight between Shah and Jeetubhai Patel of the Congress.

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