Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Monday demanded a comprehensive probe into allegations of phenomenal rise in the business owned by Jay Shah, son of BJP national president Amit Shah.
Leader of Opposition and Congress veteran Ramesh Chennithala in a press release said that the “fake image of the stand taken by the BJP against corruption has fallen flat with the revelation of the huge growth achieved by the business owned by the junior Shah”.
“In a matter of three years after the Narendra Modi government, when the country’s economy went into a crisis, the phenomenal growth of the business of Amit Shah’s son speaks volumes of the things that are happening. While the ordinary man was hit badly on account of demonetisation, the corporates had a field day. Now that the allegations have surfaced, the BJP has been caught on the back foot and the need of the hour is for a comprehensive probe into these allegations,” said Chennithala.
Chennithala’s demand has come at a time when the Kerala unit of the BJP led by state president Kummanem Rajasekheran is on a state-wide padyatra against the CPI-M. The yatra, which began on October 3 and will reach here on October 17, is being participated by every top national leader of the party besides Union Ministers.
The BJP has termed the media report on Jay Shah’s alleged rise in wealth as “malicious and defamatory” and is going ahead with filing a defamation suit against it.