Shah, who contested from Naranpura constituency in Ahmedabad, won by over 30,000 votes. Last time, he won 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.
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.
First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 13:49