After the BJP’s debacle at the West Bengal assembly elections, there are whispers of Amit Shah not enjoying the same kind of trust of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he once did. Shah had removed himself from media glare for a while, but after a brief period of lying low, he has once again resurfaced and dashed the hopes of his critics. Shah was the first leader that the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, drove to meet after landing in Delhi. Recently, Adityanath was in Delhi to meet the PM and party president JP Nadda amid murmurs of discontent against him. Again, Shah’s residence saw considerable activity when members of Parliament came to meet the leader amid growing expectations of a cabinet expansion. The buzz was that Shah had conducted an interview of sorts to fill vacancies in the council of ministers. Now, it shows that Shah remains the Modi confidant and number two in the government.