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Congress, BJP slugfest over a report on Amit Shah's son

Jay Shah to file criminal defamation suit of Rs 100 crore against the website that carried the 'false' report

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Wedding reception of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay and Rishita (File Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at the Modi government over a report that the company owned by Amit Shah's son recorded a massive 16,000-times increase in turnover in just a year, saying 'we finally found the only beneficiary of demonetisation'. 
The Congress party held a press conference at its headquarters in the capital, asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order CBI probe into the allegation. "How can a company with no inventory or assets post a turnover of Rs 80.5 crore? Will PM ask CBI to act against Amit Shah's son?" senior Congressman Kapil Sibal said. 

The press conference came after news website carried a report on the company led by Amit Shah's son

Railway Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal rubbished charges, saying "It's a false article trying to damage reputation of our leader " He added that will file criminal suit of Rs 100 cr against author (of article), editor and owner of news website The Wire.

In a series of tweets, BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya also defended

Aam Aadmi Party also demanded a high-level probe into the claims. "Register an FIR against and launch an investigation against his company. should also be questioned," the party said.

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 16:05 IST