Rahul Gandhi takes fresh jibe at PM Modi, accuses him of being silent on Jay Shah row

Rahul Gandhi's tweet comes days after an Ahmedabad court passed an order barring 'The Wire' from publishing any report on Jay Shah's business turnover

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2017 7:43 pm
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Days after an Ahmedabad court passed an order barring ‘The Wire’ from publishing any further report on BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay’s business turnover, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday quipped that PM Narendra Modi would neither speak about “Shah-zada” nor allow others to do so.

In a cryptic Hindi tweet, Gandhi said: “Mitron (friends), will not speak about ‘Shah-zada’, nor will let anyone speak.” Rahul was referring to the interim injunction granted by the Additional Senior Civil Judge of Ahmedabad (rural) court.

On October 8, ‘The Wire’ had published a report stating that the turnover of a company owned by Jay Shah increased exponentially the year after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014. Following the report, Jay Shah filed a Rs 100-crore criminal defamation suit against the online news portal.

Gandhi also tagged a news report entitled, “Ahmedabad Court injunction: ‘The Wire’ barred from writing on Jay Shah”. The court had granted an injunction on Jay Shah’s plea on Monday, restraining the defendants from publishing, printing, telecasting, broadcasting or holding debates in any language on the basis of the article published by the news portal, pending hearing and disposal of the matter. It passed the order “so that the right to live with dignity of the plaintiff (Jay) may be protected”.

The Congress and Rahul Gandhi have relentlessly attacked the ruling BJP regime and repeatedly questioned PM Modi’s silence on the issue. The Congress demanded the removal of Amit Shah as BJP president and constitution of a two-member judicial commission of inquiry comprising judges of the Supreme Court to probe Jay’s business dealings.

Earlier, Gandhi had taken a swipe at the Centre for extending legal help to Jay Shah in the defamation case. “The State’s legal help for Shah-zada! Why this, why this Kolaveri Da?,” he had tweeted. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will appear for Jay Shah in the defamation case.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. K
    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    Monkey Bath have no words !!!
    1. H
      Hemant; Hyderababad
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm
      1. A
        Oct 22, 2017 at 8:12 pm
        You can't blame Modiji for what Jay Amit Shah's Business. Anyway if the turnover of company has increased by 16000 times, whats wrong with it? Is it a crime to flourish your Business in India?
        1. Chandu Shah
          Oct 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm
          Have you ever spoken about your chor brother in law. Is it because you and rest of your family are involved in the scam
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