Shah's son files defamation case against news website


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) for the bomb attack on its panchayat office in Kerala's Kannur district today. Siddharth Varadarajan, the editor and co-founder of The Wire, tweeted why "private citizen" Jay Shah was consulting the government lawyer instead of consulting his CA (chartered accountant), posting a screenshot of the (very polite) correspondence between Rohini Singh and Jay Shah on WhatsApp.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged multi-crore scam involving BJP president Amit Shah's son Jay Amitbhai Shah.

Senior CPI leader D Raja on Monday demanded a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a media report's on turnover of the firm of BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.

In an explosive piece, The Wire website wrote that the balance sheets and annual reports obtained from the RoC had revealed that in the financial years ending March 2013 and 2014, Shah's Temple Enterprise Private Ltd. engaged in negligible activity and recorded losses of Rs 6,230 and Rs 1,724 respectively. This was strongly and roundly denied by no less than the railway minister Piyush Goyal, who has said in a press briefing that this was "absolutely false, baseless, malicious, derogatory, defamatory and hollow". Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi used the issue to launch a frontal attack on Modi and Shah at public meetings on the first day of his three-day visit to Gujarat.

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He alleged that the only beneficiary of demonetisation was not the RBI, the poor or the farmers, but it's the Shah-in-Shah of demonetisation.

In addition, additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta has publicly stated that he might "defend Jay Shah in court". 25 crore to Kusum Finserv, a limited liability partnership, in which Jay Shah had a 60 per cent stake, even though this company had no prior experience of operating in the power sector.

The Congress workers shouted slogans such as "Naujawan rojgar ko tarsee Shah-jade par kripa barse", "16 hazar guna bhada vyapar, neendh me soya chowkidar", "3 saal janta behal, Shah ka beta malamal", "Shah-jade par kripa apaar, chowkidar ya bhagidar", "Shah-Modi jawab do, Jay Shah ka hisab do". The report, The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah, was published on Sunday morning.