"The possibility of involvement of Amit Shah in the case could not be ruled out, he said".
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday came to the defence of his son Jay Shah, who is at the centre of a political storm following a media expose questioning his business dealings. He said: "We have ourselves invited a probe and on the company issue I want to clarify that it has not done business with the government of even Re 1 nor taken any government land or tender". He reiterated that Jay Shah's business, commodity trade, was a high value low-profit venture. "In 2014-15, it showed a profit of Rs 18,728 on revenues of only Rs 50,000 before jumping to a turnover of Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16".
Taking on the Congress, which has demanded answers from the PM and Shah, the BJP chief said that Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption, yet they haven't filed a single defamation suit, while his son, who has nothing to hide, has filed one. "There is no question of money laundering", he added. "If a company's turn over becomes Rs 1 crore, its profit does not become Rs 1 crore". "All the transactions happened through cheques and banks", he said.
Jay Shah's company has allegedly recorded a turnover of Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16. Have they ever filed a criminal defamation or a Rs 100 crore civil defamation suit?
The BJP has rubbished the allegations, saying Jay Shah's business was perfectly legitimate and legal, and has alleged that Congress was attempting to divert attention "from its own scams and misdeeds".
Speaking to reporters in Bhopal, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said: "If there are corruption allegations against anyone, they should be investigated".
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