Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday said there was no question of corruption in Jay Shah’s company and slammed the Congress party for attacking his son.
Speaking at “Gujarat Panchayat” in Ahmedabad, Shah said: “Question of corruption does not arise in Jay Shah’s company. Jay has himself asked for a probe. His company has not done any dealings with the government, has not taken any land… The figure in question is turnover not profit.”
“There is no money laundering involved in Jay’s company. This company is completely in commodity business, where turnover is more while the profit is less. We have exported bajra, corn and rice while coriander was imported. And after doing a turnover of Rs 80 crore, they don’t tell how much they made profit,” he added.
Answering questions, he said that after making a turnover of Rs 80 crore, Jay made a loss of Rs 1.5 crore. “Where has money laundering been done? All the transactions happened through cheques and banks,” he said.
He further said that Congress has faced many allegations of corruption, yet they never filed a single defamation suit.
“Even after facing so many corruption charges, Congress never filed a defamation suit but Jay has filed one… Whatever proof you have, take it to the court and face him (Jay),” he said.
An online portal has alleged that Jay Shah’s company’s turnover grew from Rs.50,000 to Rs.80.5 crore in a 2015-16, within one year, after obtaining an unsecured loan from a non banking financial institution.
The BJP has rubbished the allegations, saying Jay Shah’s business was perfectly legitimate and legal, and has alleged that Congress was attempting to divert attention “from its own scams and misdeeds.”