New Delhi, Oct 13: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday said there was no question of corruption in his son, Jay Shah’s company. He was responding to the allegations made by a news website through its article that a company run by Jay made huge profits after BJP came to power.
“The question of corruption does not arise in Jay’s company,” Amit Shah said during a programme organised by a news channel.
“Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption. Have they ever filed a criminal defamation or a Rs 100 crore civil defamation suit? Why did they not gather the courage to file such cases. Jay has filed a defamation suit. He has sought an inquiry (by approaching the court). Now, you can go to the court with the facts,” PTI quoted Shah as saying.
Jay Shah had filed a criminal defamation suit against news portal the Wire in a district court in Ahmedabad. He demanded a “criminal action against the respondents for defaming and tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through an article, which is scandalous, frivolous, misleading, derogatory, libellous and consisting of several defamatory statements.”
BJP’s ideological parent, RSS had made its stand clear in the controversy on Thursday that an inquiry should only be held if prima-facie evidence was present.
RSS joint secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said “necessary inquiry should be done and action can be taken accordingly.” He further said that the responsibility of evidence was on those who made the charge.