BJP rallies around party leader amid controversy over son's business
12 October 2017, 04:00 | Israel Caldwell
After BJP's fierce defence of Amit Shah's son, now top government lawyer to fight his case
Moreover, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta will represent Jay Amit Shah, son of BJP chief Amit Shah, in the criminal defamation case he has filed against news portal The Wire over its story that claimed his company's turnover saw a huge rise after the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, said a PTI report.
The report also reveals a number of loans received by companies connected to the BJP president's son, based on documents filed with the Registrar of Companies.
He alleged that the only beneficiary of demonetisation was not the RBI, the poor or the farmers, but it's the Shah-in-Shah of demonetisation.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged multi-crore scam involving BJP president Amit Shah's son Jay Amitbhai Shah. It's the Shah-in-Shah of Demo.
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In New Delhi, the Congress demanded that Modi set up a commission of inquiry comprising two sitting Supreme Court judges and ask Shah to step aside as BJP president to ensure a fair investigation into the allegations against his son. As per rules, if a government lawyer takes up a private case, he has to take permission of the Law ministry. I have seen some pages from the suit, but we are yet to formally receive any communication from Shah, his lawyers or the court.
Shah said his businesses were completely transparent and conducted legally, which was indicated by the tax compliances. "They shall be prosecuted for criminal defamation and sued for an amount of Rs 100 crore in the Ahmedabad court". This was strongly and roundly denied by no less than the railway minister Piyush Goyal, who has said in a press briefing that this was "absolutely false, baseless, malicious, derogatory, defamatory and hollow".
He said, "The financial papers of companies run by Jay Shah are murky and its functioning is much similar to those of shell companies".
The report also spoke of Jay's company, whose business is primarily stock trading, turning to generating wind power with a loan from a public sector enterprise, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
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