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About Amit Thaker

Amit Thaker (born 17 July 1971) is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the National Co-convener of Overseas BJP. He is the former National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (2007-2010).

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 a member of the youth delegation. He also participated in an international conference on terrorism in which delegates from 52 countries participated.

In December 2004 he organized a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding the 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, the Supreme court asked the 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.