Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Congress asks PM to remove Amit Shah as BJP president

Congress asks PM to remove Amit Shah as BJP president

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of BJP President Amit Shah over the allegedly "suspicious transactions and dealings" of his son Jay Shah's firms for the sake of an impartial inquiry.

One, "company balance sheets and annual reports obtained from the RoC reveal that in the financial years ending March 2013 and 2014, Shah's Temple Enterprise Private Ltd engaged in negligible activity and recorded losses of Rs 6,230 and Rs 1,724 respectively".

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.

Shah Jr also says in his statement: "The article made false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right-thinking people an impression that my business owes its "success" to my father Shri Amitbhai Shah's political connection". It's the Shah-in-Shah of Demo.

The case has been filed under Indian Penal Code sections 500 (defamation), 109 (abetment), 39 (to voluntarily cause grievous hurt) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy).The next hearing for a court inquiry will be on Wednesday when two witnesses from Jay's side, who had first informed him about the publication of the article, are likely to depose. The mentions that Piyush Goyal, the current Union railways minister, was in charge of the ministry of new and renewable energy when the LC worth Rs 10.35 crore was extended to Jay Shah's Kusum Finserve.

In addition, additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta has publicly stated that he might "defend Jay Shah in court". "They shall be prosecuted for criminal defamation and sued for an amount of Rs 100 crore in the Ahmedabad court".

Senior lawyer and Congress MP Kapil Sibal is quoted by The Hindu as saying, "We would like to ask the Prime Minister to explain the Shah model of business".

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, The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah, was published on Sunday morning.

The report also claimed that a stock trading firm owned by Jay had obtained a PSU loan and was into wind power generation.

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