'False article' gives impression my business owes success to father: Jay Shah

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'False article' gives impression my business owes success to father: Jay Shah

Oppn seeks probe after news website claims turnover of a firm owned by Amit Shah's son rose 16,000 times; Jay Shah to file a Rs 100 cr defamation suit Hours after a news website published an article alleging that Jay Shah (in pic), businessman son of BJP president Amit Shah, has benefited ever since the party came to power at the Centre, the BJP fiercely contested it as "a malicious false, defamatory, hollow" and as an old Congress trick.

The Trinamool Congress today took a swipe at the BJP, wondering if it would now use CBI or ED to probe the allegations against BJP chief Amit Shahs son, just as it has been quick to use these agencies against other political parties.

"This matter should not be exaggerated and our Pradhan Sewak (Prime Minister Modi) should initiate probe in this matter", he added. "Now his claims have been proven hollow", CPI leader D Raja said. "The article makes false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right- thinking people an impression that my business owes its "success' to my father Shri Amitbhai Shah's political position ..."

The Aam Aadmi Party, meanwhile, announced that it would protest Monday in front of Amit Shah's house in Ahmedabad, demanding further investigation in the case. "I can confidently tell you that the Prime Minister will remain silent", Sibal said at a press conference.

Soon after Shah led a march to the CPI (M) office, the communist party criticised the "Jan Raksha Yatra" saying it was aimed at diverting public attention from the growing discontent against the Modi government. "My businesses are fully legitimate and conducted in a lawful manner on commercial lines, which is reflected in my tax records, and are through banking transactions". Jay Shah has said he will sue The Wire for Rs. 100 crore. "Jay Shah has chose to file criminal and civil defamation suit against the author, editors and the owner of news website The Wire for Rs 100 crore for defamation", Goyal said.

Piyush Goyal also explained that "Jay Shah had replied with all details to author's questionnaire". The Congress, however, questioned why a Union minister defended Jay from an official platform when he should be defending the government.

Sibal, citing the filing with RoC, also alleged that a firm Kusum Finserve LLP, in which Jay Amit Shah had 60 per cent stake, had also got a contract in Madhya Pradesh in wind power sector despite the company being engaged in stock trading. "We do not take umbrage under falsehoods as the Congress is known to do over and over again".

Defending Jay Shah, Goyal said the article is trying to damage reputation of our leader Amit Shah. Why not now when it comes to one of their own - son of their party president?

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