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PM's anti-corruption slogans are 'eyewash': Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Using the issue of chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, the today alleged that Prime Minister Modi's anti-corruption slogans are an "eyewash" and questioned how he would safeguard the country if he "fails to notice a scandal".

spokesperson Ajoy Kumar, while demanding a probe into certain allegations against a company owned by Jay Shah, said the prime minister is faced with a "test".

He also demanded resignation of as chief.

"He (PM) should immediately announce a probeinto the (alleged) increase of fortunes of Jay Shah's businesses," Kumar told reporters here.

Alleging that Modi's anti-corruption slogans were an "eyewash", the spokesman said, "If he (PM) has failed to notice a scandal, what is expected of such a prime minister andhow will he safeguard the country?"

He said the prime minister has been maintaining "a studied silence on every scam".

The Tax, the and the should be assigned the task of probing Jay Shah's businesses, including those of Temple Enterprise, under thesupervision of two Supreme Court judges, Kumar demanded.

"The people of the country have zero faith in this government as it has failed to act against corrupt leaders. Evenin Pakistan, the premier of the country was probed in the Panamapaper leak and forced to resign.

"However, in our country, not a singleFIR was registered. It is because of Modiji that now we have totake a lesson from Pakistan," he said.

Talking about the previous UPA rule, Kumar said, "Whenever the Congress faced any allegation of corruption, theaccused resigned before any probe. The and corruptionare inter-linked."

He also questioned the government for deploying union minister Piyush Goyal to address the press on allegations against Amit Shah's son and claimed that people were "pained" afterAdditional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta decided to defend Jay Shah.

"This has happened for the first time inthe country and therefore, the BJP should come out with 'Jay ka vikas desh ka vikas' slogan. The BJP leadership and the RSS are looting people and making the country hollow," the spokesperson alleged.

He also described demonetisation as the "biggest fraud" to turn theblack money into white. "It was the biggest money laundering scam in the world and that too in the name ofnationalism," Kumar alleged.

On the defamation case filed by Jay Shah against the website which had published a report on his business, Kumar said, "it is good that he hasmoved to the court. Everything will get clear as courtswork on proof.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 19:48 IST