BJP president, Amit Shah said on Friday that there was no question of corruption in his son, Jay Amit Shah’s company and this is the reason why he had the courage to file a defamation case. The BJP chief was referring to a report in a news portal, The Wire, which claimed that Jay’s business blossomed after the BJP came to power in 2014.
“The question of corruption does not arise in Jay’s company,” said Shah. “Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption. Have they ever filed a criminal defamation or a Rs 100 crore civil defamation suit? Why did they not gather the courage to file such cases? Jay has filed a defamation suit. He has sought an inquiry (by approaching the court). Now, you can go to the court with the facts,” Shah added.
While the Congress has demanded a probe into the matter, BJP called the article defamatory.
On October 9, Jay filed a criminal defamation suit against the news portal, its editor and reporter. In his application, he demanded “criminal action against the respondents for defaming and tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through an article, which is scandalous, frivolous, misleading, derogatory, libellous and consisting of several defamatory statements.”