No Question of Corruption in Jay's Company: Amit Shah

No Question of Corruption in Jay's Company: Amit Shah

Breaking his silence, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday rejected allegations of money laundering against his son Jay, whose company had reportedly recorded an extraordinary spike in business after the BJP came to power at the Centre, and asserted that it had not done any business with the government nor taken any kickbacks.

"The state government under Chief Minister Pema Khandu is coming out with more reliable and people-oriented Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme in the state, the Congress need not worry about it and our people-centric government will always think, listen and act for the welfare of the people", he said.

"There is no money laundering involved in Jay's company".

He added: "The business was of commodity trade which is a high value low profit venture". We have exported bajra, corn and rice while coriander was imported. "If a company's turn over becomes Rs 1 crore, its profit does not become Rs 1 crore". He said, "After achieving a turnover of Rs 80 crore, his company suffered a loss of Rs 1.5 crore".

Tadar said a defamation suit has been filed by Jay Shah against Wire for wrongfully projecting him in the media portal and the party reposes faith in the judiciary.

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

At a function hosted by Aaj Tak news channel in Gujarat, Shah said: "There is no question of corruption in business dealings of Jay Shah". After Independence, how many corruption charges have been made against the Congress?

On 9 October, Shah filed a criminal defamation case at a metropolitan court in Ahmedabad against seven respondents, including the author of the report, and the editor of The Wire. Why they lacked such courage? Jay had also filed a civil defamation suit at Ahmedabad district (Mirzapur) court against the website and sought damages of Rs 100 crore. "Those who have the evidence can submit it to the court, and then the court will decide", the BJP President said. "Neither has it received kickbacks as in the case of Bofors".

Earlier, the BJP had come out in defense of Jay Shah with union ministers like Piyush Goyal and Rajnath Singh backing Amit Shah's son.