Question of corruption doesn't arise in Jay's company: Amit Shah

Question of corruption doesn't arise in Jay's company: Amit Shah
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday came out in public to defend his son Jay Shah in the ongoing controversy over company’s unnatural rise in turnover within one year, saying that there was no “question of corruption” in Jay’s company.

“There is no corruption of even one rupee, no help from the government, no contract from the government, no land nor any brokerage like in the case of Bofors,” he said while speaking at an event of a private television channel in Ahmedabad. “Since independence, Congress and its leaders have been accused of corruption but none have filed any defamation case. Jay has himself gone to the court and sought an investigation.”

Shah said that Jay was in commodity exports business, exporting rice, maize and rapeseed and so the turnover of such companies is higher but profits are minimal. “Congress is not telling you how much did he earn after such a huge turnover. He made a loss of Rs 1.5 crore. If Congress has any proof of its accusations, it should give proof,” he said.

Meanwhile, Congress continued its tirade on the issue calling for Shah’s resignation as BJP president and investigation into the matter by two sitting judges of Supreme court. “In the past too several BJP leaders as L K Advani, Bangaru Laxman and even Nitin Gadkari have resigned, at times basis insinuations or allegations against them of financial probity. This is a moment of exam for the Prime Minister, whether he would carry out his Raj Dharma,” Randeep Surjewala, Congress said addressing media persons in Ahmedabad. “He (PM) does not listen to the people of the nation or Congress but at least he should listen to the organisation of which he is a puppet – RSS and take resignation of Amit Shah.”

Surjewala issued a list of 10 questions for BJP on the issue of rising in turnover of Jay’s company.

An online publishing outlet – The Wire – had on Monday published an article ‘The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah’, claiming that the turnover of BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay's company had risen 16,000 times within a year of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister of India in 2014. The article went on to make a claim that the revenue of Jay’s company during the same time had jumped from Rs 50,000 to over Rs 80 .5crore.

Jay, in his defamation case before the local court, said that the writer and publisher of the write up had “willfully” and “fraudulently” tampered with the evidence and that “the article was a well-thought-out, well-planned and well-executed conspiracy against the complainant and dignitaries mentioned in the article.”

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