Congress party spokesperson, Anand Sharma also questioned union railways minister, Piyush Goyal about why he is defending Jay Shah. He asked Goyal if he is a minister or a spokesperson for Jay.
Sharma also went on to question PM Modi’s silence on the allegations. “Congress reminds BJP that its presidents LK Advani and Bangaru Laxman had stepped down in the past when allegations surfaced,” Sharma said.
Earlier, Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi questioned PM Modi’s silence over the allegations against Jay. In a tweet, he wrote, “Modiji, Jay Shah-‘jada’ kha gya. Aap chowkidaar the ya bhaagidaar? Kuch to boliye”. , Gandhi was in the past called “shahzada” by the PM.
A report in online news portal The Wire about the business dealings of Jay Shah noted that a company owned by him grew from Rs 50,000 in March 2015 to Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16. The same year, it got access to an unsecured loan of Rs 15.78 crore from KIFS. In his response, Jay’s lawyer has threatened to sue the author of the report, editors and owners.