Jay Shah row: PM Modi’s anti-corruption slogans are ‘eyewash’, says Congress

"Even in Pakistan, the premier of the country was probed in the Panama paper leak and forced to resign. However, in our country, not a single FIR was registered. It is because of Modiji that now we have to take a lesson from Pakistan."

By: PTI | Jammu | Published: October 11, 2017 9:30 pm
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Using the issue of BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah, the Congress on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-corruption slogans are an “eyewash” and questioned how he would safeguard the country if he “fails to notice a scandal”.

Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar, while demanding a probe into certain allegations against a company owned by Jay Shah, said the prime minister is faced with a “test”. He also demanded resignation of Amit Shah as BJP chief. “He (PM) should immediately announce a probe into the (alleged) increase of fortunes of Jay Shah’s businesses,” Kumar told reporters in Jammu.

Alleging that Modi’s anti-corruption slogans were an “eyewash”, the Congress spokesman said, “If he (PM) has failed to notice a scandal, what is expected of such a prime minister and how will he safeguard the country?” He said the prime minister has been maintaining “a studied silence on every scam”.

The Income Tax, the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI should be assigned the task of probing Jay Shah’s businesses, including those of Temple Enterprise, under the supervision of two Supreme Court judges, Kumar demanded. “The people of the country have zero faith in this government as it has failed to act against corrupt leaders. Even in Pakistan, the premier of the country was probed in the Panama paper leak and forced to resign. However, in our country, not a single FIR was registered. It is because of Modiji that now we have to take a lesson from Pakistan,” he said. Talking about the previous UPA rule, Kumar said, “Whenever the Congress faced any allegation of corruption, the accused resigned before any probe. The BJP and corruption are inter-linked.”

He also questioned the government for deploying union minister Piyush Goyal to address the press on allegations against Amit Shah’s son and claimed that people were “pained” after Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta decided to defend Jay Shah. “This has happened for the first time in the country and therefore, the BJP should come out with ‘Jay ka vikas desh ka vikas’ slogan. The BJP leadership and the RSS are looting people and making the country hollow,” the spokesperson alleged.

He also described demonetisation as the “biggest fraud” to turn the black money into white. “It was the biggest money laundering scam in the world and that too in the name of nationalism,” Kumar alleged.

On the defamation case filed by Jay Shah against the website which had published a report on his business, Kumar said, “it is good that he has moved to the court. Everything will get clear as courts work on proof.”

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    S. Shekhar
    Oct 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm
    Yes the court should definitely go into the details. The court could also direct the Taxation authorities and agencies like ED to probe the facts before taking cognizance of the defamation suit. I HOPE PRAY THE JUDICIARY REMAINS INDEPENDENT MONITORS THE CASE ON DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.
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      PB
      Oct 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm
      BJP will bankrupt India and loot India in name of new India. Sinha is right BJP has no moral.
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      1. Vishnu Prakash
        Oct 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm
        Remind congress that Mummy Gandhi and Beta Gandhi are out in bail for National Herald Scam. Wnd the article written by Wire says company had 1.4 loss and 80 crore revenue. Is this the corruption. Lol
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          Suraj
          Oct 12, 2017 at 12:09 am
          The question is about loans from NBFC amounting to many crores and a sudden jump in revenue. Even Vijay Mallya used a similar modus ope i took loans siphoned it off in the name of ry or other web of companies and showed as losses of the company. Losses needs to be investigated whether it was genuine business loss or siphoned off.
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            S. Shekhar
            Oct 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm
            But Gandhis' never scuttled or suppressed any such matter in the past!
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            mklburg
            Oct 11, 2017 at 10:01 pm
            THERE IS VAST DIFFERENCE IN TURNOVER/REVENUE AND PROFIT , FOR EXAMPLE EVEN A PAWN SHOP WHICH CONDUCTS MONEY TRANSFER BUSINESS WILL HAVE REVENUE IN CRORES AND CRORES BUT PROFIT MAY NOT BE EVEN BE IN THOUSANDS, EVERYONE KNOWS CROOKS KNOWINGLY TRYING TO MISLEAD THE PUBLIC, SHAH HAS CLEAR CUT OPEN AND SHUT CASE, HE SHOULD SUE CONGRESS AND The Wire FOR MULTIPLES OF 100000 CRORES AND MAKE THEM COUGH OUT ALL THE MONEY LOOTED FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS.
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            1. Pavan Kumar Rao
              Oct 11, 2017 at 10:01 pm
              Indian express is selling expresso coffee now a days. It has become blatantly partisan. A very stupid article. Mouth piece of scamgress.
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              1. Vishnu Prakash
                Oct 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm
                Not just Indian express. Entire media ntwork in India is owned primarily by Communists.
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                  S. Shekhar
                  Oct 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm
                  Indian Express has always been on the wrong side of the power that be. Please recollect the emergency days.
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