Kolkata, Oct 10: Accusing Modi-led central government of increasing involvement in corruption, the CPI on Tuesday demanded a high-level enquiry into the allegations against firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay after Narendra Modi became the prime minister.
“We are hearing about the company of Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah, whose turnover dramatically increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a year. Why don’t they inquire into it? Why is the party and the central government supporting his claims of being clean?” CPI General Secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said at a press conference here.
“Corruption in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is increasing. They say no one can accuse their party of corruption but we have been saying regularly that this a corrupt government.
“There has been Vijay Mallya case, Lalit Modi case and the alleged involvement of Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje and their leader Sushma Swaraj in corruption. No one is probing them,” he alleged.
A recent report in a website The Wire stormed into the media, which claimed that filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) have showed that Temple Enterprises, the company owned by Jay, first made a profit in 2014-15 and in the next financial year its turnover reached to Rs 80 crore, swelling by 16,000 times.
Describing it a serious allegation, CPI National Council Secretary D. Raja stated his party had sought a high-level probe into the matter under the supervision of the apex court.
“These are serious allegations and there should be a thorough inquiry. We have a simple and straightforward demand — we want a high-level probe to be conducted by the apex court into the matter,” Raja stated.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, he said why they are silent on the issue till date.