Probe should be against everyone, whether Jayant Sinha or Jay Shah: Yashwant Sinha
Veteran BJP leader and former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha have said that his son Jayant Sinha, who is a Union Minister, should be probed in the Paradise Papers case, along with Jay Shah, whose firm a spike in revenue after tht BJP came to power, said reports.
Last week, a host of documents called the Paradise Papers were released by the International Consortium of Journalists. The name of Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, also appeared in the papers.
"My question is when an inquiry against Jayant Sinha, then why not Jay Shah - there you say file a case in court. So a probe should be against everyone," an NDTV report quoted Yashwant Sinha as saying.
The veteran BJP leader also said that probe should be held in a time-bound manner.
Jay Shah, son of BJP chief Amit Shah, filed a 100-crore defamation suit following the allegations that his firm benefitted from his father's office.
Jayant Sinha earlier clarified that the transactions were not done for any "personal purpose" after his name cropped up in the leaked list of 'Paradise Papers'
Jayant Sinha said, "Whatever we did was completely bonafide and legal. No reason to doubt."
"I had no personal interest in the deal. I did it for a company when I was not in politics. Everything was disclosed," he added.
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata, Union minister Jayant Sinha and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia are among the Indians named in a fresh set of data leaks showing alleged offshore dealings of the world's rich and famous.
In September, Yashwant Sinha had lashed out at the BJP Government over the economic policies adopted. He had come down hard at the government over demonetisation and the implementation of the GST.