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Read: Jay Amit Shah's Response to The Wire's Report

Read: Jay Amit Shah's Response to The Wire's Report

"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.

Goyal had said that the BJP's conscience is clear over the matter and that is why Jay Shah had filed the defamation case.

Uttam Kumar Reddy raised doubts about the very legitimacy of Temple Enterprise Private Ltd that is owned by Jay Amitbhai Shah.

Jay Shah's Kusum Finserve also received a letter of credit (LC) of Rs 10.35 crore from Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a "mini-ratna", according to its website, and under the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, "for setting up a 2.1 MW wind energy plant" worth Rs 15 crore in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. He said the party will file a defamation suit against Bavaria.

A day after BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah slapped a defamation case against news website The Wire for a report on the latter and his businesses, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal attempted to set the record straight and gave the reason to the media as to why leaders of the BJP came out in the defence. Goyal said: "Mr Jay Shah, son of Amit shah, has made a decision to file criminal defamation suit against the author, editors and the owners of The Wire".




Since the website has proceeded in making an absolutely false imputation in a highly slanted article thereby damaging my reputation I have made a decision to prosecute Author, Editor/(S) and the Owner/(s) of the aforesaid news website for criminal defamation and sue them for an amount of Rs. 100 crores.

He had alleged that at least 120 BJP workers have been killed since the communists came to power in Kerala. However, in 2015-16, the firm's revenues mysteriously jumped to over Rs 80.5 crores, a growth of 16,000 times. 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". Zero to Rs. 51 crores in one year. What's interesting is that Mehta obtained the "permission from law ministry" on October 6, two days before the story was published by The Wire. The editor of the website is Mr. Siddharth Varadarajan.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the Modi government and said the beneficiary of demonetisation had finally been found.

Congress launched a scathing attack on BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah over his business dealings, Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Monday sought to know if he was aware of the demonetisation decision of the Centre beforehand.