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Rajnath dismisses allegations against Jay Shah as baseless

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Home Minister said today that allegations against president Amit Shah's son have no basis and there was no need for any investigation.

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency here, the minister said such allegations are levelled "from time to time".

"Such allegations have surfaced in the past too. They are levelled from time to time. It has no basis," he told reporters on the sidelines of the function.

portal The Wire reported that a firm owned by Shah's son Jay saw a huge rise in turnover after the came to power in 2014.

The has launched an all-out attack on the 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 on the issue.

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

The is asking Prime Minister Modi to remove Shah as the BJP chief and order a probe by Supreme Court judges.

Jay Shah yesterday filed a defamation case in an Ahmedabad court against portal 'The Wire' over the report.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 15:02 IST