Jay Shah row: Cong guns for Amit Shah's resignation

The Congress today demanded a probe monitored by the Supreme Court into a media report which claimed that a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah saw a huge rise in its turnover after the party came to power at the Centre in 2014.

"Either Amit Shah should immediately step down from his post or he should be relieved from the charge as the party president, so that allegations of irregularities levelled against his son Jay Shah's company could be probed independently," AICC spokesperson Pawan Khera said in a press conference here.

He further suggested that a commission comprising two sitting judges of the apex court be set up for an independent and credible probe into the matter.

"Modiji had said 'na khaunga, na khane dunga'(will not engage in corruption myself, nor allow others), but now the question is being raised over his party president's son.

"It is the right of the country's people to know the truth behind what was claimed in the media report regarding his (Jay's) company," Khera said.

He also questioned why a union minister (referring to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal) came out to defend Jay Shah, who is neither a minister in the union cabinet nor a BJP officer-bearer.

Meanwhile, a senior Chhattisgarh minister refuted the charges and dubbed it as "entirely false" and "politically motivated".

Talking to reporters, Commerce and Industry Minister Amar Agrawal said, "It is evident that the allegations have been levelled in view of the assembly election in Gujarat, which clearly reflects their political motives. It is entirely false and has no facts.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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