Congress asks PM to remove Amit Shah as BJP president

Congress asks PM to remove Amit Shah as BJP president

"It is unusual that on the one hand, small and medium industries were winding up business as a fall out of BJP-led Central Government's hastily and faultly executed demonetization and GST, Amit Shah's son's firm was making a huge jump in profit within one year, after the BJP came into power", said Maken.

The court would make further hearing on October 11 by asking Jay Shah to produce two witnesses to substantiate his suit and only after that would the court decide whether to issue summons against the seven persons named as the accused. "Amit Shah should follow the rich traditions of the BJP and step aside as L K Advani, Bangaru Laxman and Nitin Gadkari had done when allegations of financial impropriety were levelled against them", senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here.

The defamation suit has been filed over a news report of "The Wire" that questioned huge growth Jay Shah's firm's turnover in a year.

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Jay Shah said he would file the case in Ahmedabad, where his business is located. The Congress has also demanded resignation of the Bharatiya Janata Party chief over the issue. He had on Sunday said he would also file a Rs 100-crore civil defamation suit. OpIndia also adds that NBFCs such as KIFS, owned by Khandwala, are in the business of extending loans greater than the sums of their net revenues because that's "their job". In the next financial year, it earned just Rs 50,000 as revenue.

Tushar Mehta, the government's additional solicitor general, has said that he had sought the permission from the law ministry to represent Jay Shah. However, the IREDA gave a letter of credit worth Rs 10.35 crore, in "violation" of its rules. Mr. Chavan demanded that Mr. Shah resign by taking a cue from three past BJP presidents, who quit following allegations of corruption.

While Jay Shah is being defended as a "private citizen" and is being shielded for his "fundamental right to privacy" (ironical, given the government's official stand on the privacy battle fought in the Supreme Court very recently), the fact that he's related to a very public figure being the son of the BJP national president Amit Shah is enough to bust that claim, which is why he must be ready to be held up for public scrutiny.

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