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Cong asks PM to explain Jay Shah's business, seeks probe by

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The today asked Prime Minister Modi and chief to explain the "kind of business" Jay Shah's company was doing and demanded an inquiry by a commission of sitting Supreme judges.

Addressing a joint press conference here, leaders Prithviraj Chavan, Raj Babbar and Randeep Surjewala said the nation wants to know the truth about the kind of business that Jay Shah, Amit Shah's son, had.

They demanded setting up of an inquiry commission comprising sitting judges of the Supreme

They also asked the prime minister to break his silence on the issue and reiterated the demand for Shah's ouster as the chief.

The fresh attack came on a day when Shah ruled out any corruption in his son's business dealings and said that it had not received land or contract worth even a rupee.

portal 'The Wire' in its recent report had claimed that Jay Shah's firm saw an exponential surge in its turnover after the came to power in 2014.

The leaders said the Income Tax department should have probed the "mysterious" closure of the firm in 2016.

The Congress also questioned the manner in which Railways Minister Piyush Goyal came out in defence of Jay Shah by calling a press conference.

Earlier in the day, the BJP chief had dismissed the allegations of corruption vis-a-vis his son's firm.

On October 9, Jay Shah filed a criminal defamation suit in a metropolitan in Ahmedabad against seven respondents, including author of the article and editor of the web portal.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 23:22 IST