AAP protests against Jay Shah


The BJP president also said after achieving a turnover of Rs 80 crore, his son's company suffered a loss of Rs 1.5 crore. "The question of corruption does not arise in Jay's company", Amit Shah said during a programme organised by a news channel.

Earlier this week, a Gujarat court adjourned a hearing on a criminal defamation petition filed by Jay Shah, against news portal The Wire for publishing a report which stated that his company's turnover "grew 16,000 times" in the year after the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday said there was no question of corruption in Jay Shah's company and slammed the Congress party for attacking his son. "And after doing a turnover of Rs 80 crore, they don't tell how much they made profit", he added. He reiterated that Jay Shah's business, commodity trade, was a high value low-profit venture. "The possibility of involvement of Amit Shah in the case could not be ruled out, he said".

He said: "We believe in legitimate and honest transactions".

The Congress party on Thursday accused Narendra Modi-led government of using the investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax as a "tool to silence opposition".

"Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption". Today Jay has filed a defamation as well as civil suit and is demanding a probe himself. The same year, the company also received an unsecured loan worth Rs 15.78 crore from non-banking financial company KIFS Financial Services, before winding up its business in October 2016. The BJP, the RSS and now Amit Shah have all dared those making allegations to provide proof.