| Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
Bharatiya Janata Party
| 17 July 1971 (age 44)
Ahmedabad (1971-07-17) |
Bharatiya Janata Party
Amit Thaker Wikipedia
Amit Thaker (Hindi: अमित ठाकर) (born 17 July 1971) is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). State Secreatry, Bharatiya Janata Party Gujarat State (2016–Present). He was National convener of Overseas BJP. He was National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (2007-2010).Director of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat (2015–Present). Member-Board Of Governaner(BoG),Gujarat Technological University,GTU,Ahmedabad (2016–Present)
Amit Thaker was born in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. His uncle was member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a socialist organization of India. From early childhood he used to go to Sangh and participated in Sangh activities. He was general secretary of L.J. Commerce College and also joined as a senate member of Gujarat University. He began his political career as a student leader in the 1989 after joining Gujarat Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
He has been associated with many social and cultural bodies in various capacities. He was President of the Gujarat chess association, Gujarat.
He started his political career as a government nominee in the Gujarat University's syndicate council when Keshubhai Patel was chief minister. He started his own colleges - the Lokmanya College of Computer Application and Lokmanya College of Commerce in Gujarat.
In 2003 when Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made his China trip then Amit Thaker was member of the youth delegation. He also participated in an International conference on terrorism in which delegates from 52 countries participated.
He was in lime light for opposing the Medha Patkar lead Narmada Bachao movement. He was accused of being manhandling Medha Patkar during the protest. He came second time in lime light for protesting against release of Aamir Khan Hindi movie Fanna in Gujarat.
In December, 2004 he organised a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding abolition of the Illegal Migrants' Determination by Tribunals (IMDT) Act, 1983, terming it as a tool for vote-bank politics being played by the Congress. He became national president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, youth wing of BJP on February 9, 2007. .
During 15th Lok Sabha election in 2009 he supported the issue raised by BJP Prime minister candidate Lal Krishna Advani for bringing back the Indian black money from Swiss banks. In May 2009 he protested against the invocation of the National Security Act on the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi. Finally Supreme court asked Mayawati government to revoke NSA from Varun Gandhi.
On 1 June 2009 he held a protest against the recent alleged racist attacks on Indian students studying in Australia and demanding increased security for them. He has been National Co-convener of Overseas BJP since 2010 and active in Gujarat BJP.1989 - 1990 - Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Ahmedabad
1990 - 1994 - Joint Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Ahmedabad
1995 - Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Gujarat
2002 - President, Gujarat chess association
1997 - 2004 - President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Gujarat
2004 - 2007 - General Secretary of the Yuva Morcha
2007 - 2010 - National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
2010 - 2016 - National Co-convenor of Overseas BJP
2015–Present- Director of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat.
2016–Present- Member-Board Of Governance(BoG),Gujarat Technological University,GTU,Ahmedabad
2016–Present - State Secreatry, Bharatiya Janata Party Gujarat State