Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

When asked about Jay's company securing unsecured loans, Shah said it was not unsecured loans. His company has not done any dealings with the government, has not taken any land...

Amritsar, October 12Local leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today staged a protest at SSSS Chowk here demanding an inquiry into alleged charges against Jay Shah, son of BJP leader Amit Shah.

He added: "The business was of commodity trade which is a high value low profit venture". Despite this turnover, he did not earn profit.

It may be recalled that recently a national news website alleged that Jay Shah's company turnover grew from Rs 50,000 to a whopping Rs 80.5 crore within12 months, seeking an unsecured loan from a non-banking financial firm.

Speaking at Panchayat AajTak, the BJP chief defending his son said, "After achieving a turnover of Rs 80 crore, his company suffered a loss of Rs 1.5 crore".

He also said that unlike the Congress, which had faced many corruption charges in the past, his son has shown courage to file a civil and criminal defamation suit on the allegations levelled against him and "invited a probe against himself" by this step. "Where has money laundering been done?"

Although the call for a probe came with strings attached, it stood out in contrast to the outright manner in which several BJP ministers and leaders had readily given a clean chit to Jay Amitbhai Shah and attacked the news portal, The Wire, that carried the report.

He said: "We believe in legitimate and honest transactions".

The Aam Adam Party (AAP), too, hit out at the BJP and said it will launch a protest across Uttar Pradesh to demand an independent SIT probe into allegations against Jay Shah.

"If you have documents to prove your allegations, bring them to court", Mr Shah said, emphasizing that none of his son's companies "did even one rupee worth of business" with the government or "received kickbacks like in the case of Bofors".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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