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Cong steps up attack on Amit Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today stepped up its attack on with its unit and youth wing holding separate protests demanding action against the chief over reports alleging that a firm owned by his son registered a big rise in turnover after the party came to power.

The Pradesh Committee and the Indian Youth (IYC) members demanded that Prime Minister Modi order a probe into the allegations.

The Congress march from Mandi House and the IYC rally from its Raisina Road office headed towards the headquarters on Ashok Road. But, the protesters were stopped by police on the way.

"Why Prime Minister Modi who had promised to protect the wealth of the nation without indulging in any kind of corruption by acting as a 'chowkidar', is now silent," Maken asked.

He demanded a probe by two sitting judges of the Supreme into the allegations against the chief's son.

Maken also sought removal of as the BJP president, saying "Bangaru Laxman, ex-BJP chief, had to resign after he was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in a sting operation".

The Youth Congress sought an inquiry by the CBI and the ED. It also demanded the prime minister come out with a statement on the issue, said Amrish Ranjan Pandey, media coordinator of IYC.

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 up on the issue.

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 21:42 IST