Rajnath Singh defends Jay Shah, says allegations have ‘no basis’

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday refuted allegations of impropriety against BJP national president Amit Shah's son, Jay Shah, calling them baseless.

Rajnath Singh

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency, the minister said such allegations are levelled "from time to time".

"Such allegations have surfaced in the past too. They are levelled from time to time. It has no basis," he told reporters on the sidelines of the function.

News portal The Wire reported that a firm owned by Shah's son Jay Amit Shah saw a huge rise in turnover after the BJP came to power in 2014.

The Congress has launched an all-out attack on the BJP chief with several party leaders holding press conferences across the country to hit out at Shah's son over his alleged business dealings while prodding the prime minister to speak on the issue.

The charge has been rejected by the BJP and Shah's son, who termed the report "false, derogatory and defamatory".

The Congress is asking Prime Minister Modi to remove Shah as the BJP chief and order a probe by Supreme Court judges.

Jay Shah on Monday filed a defamation case in an Ahmedabad court against news portal 'The Wire' over the report.

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal had also come to the defence of Jay, calling allegations against him "derogatory, defamatory, hallowed and baseless."

PTI

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