Jay Shah case: Pressure mounts on BJP as Congress demands judicial enquiry

Jay Shah
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In yet another jolt to Amit Shah and the BJP leadership, the Congress party today demanded a time-bound judicial enquiry into alleged corruption charges against Jay Shah.

Congress Communications Department head Randeep Surjewala today demanded that a commission consisting of two senior-most Supreme Court Judges must be appointed to submit a report on the matter in a time-bound manner.

Meanwhile Amit Shah is in defense mode and said Jay’s company had Rs. 80 crore turnover, not a profit as Rahul Gandhi mentioned. He said the firm had faced Rs 1.4 crore loss. Jay Shah has sought criminal defamation case against Gandhi.

Senior BJP leader and party rebel Yashwant Sinha questioned the party’s stand on Shah’s case. Sinha said by not acting against the complaint on Jay Shah, the BJP has lost the moral high ground. The former Minister also questioned the move by the government to appoint a senior government lawyer Tushar Mehta to represent Jay Shah in court.

Rajani Baburajan