Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Evades Questions Over Corruption Allegations On Jay Shah

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| October 9 , 2017 , 15:16 IST

As controversy arose over corruption allegations on Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, the party's new ally in Bihar has decided not to comment on the entire incident.

Nitish Kumar, who is currently the Chief Minister of Bihar with the support JD(U)-BJP alliance in the state refused to comment saying he wasn't aware of the news and neither does he understand the complexities of it.

Saying that he doesn't understand the complexities of investment through companies, Kumar said, "I haven't read the newspapers so it is not proper to comment."

According to the allegations in an online media outlet called 'The Wire', businessman Jay Shah's company saw a 16,000 times increase in revenue since BJP got into power back in 2014.

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On the other hand Jay Shah has ridiculed the allegations on him as "false, derogatory and defamatory". The businessman has also slapped a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against the author and the editor of the media outlet.

In a statement on Sunday Jay Shah said, "The article makes false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right-thinking people an impression that my business owes its 'success' to my father Shri Amitbhai Shah's political position."

Meanwhile, opposition Congress has launched a scattering attack on the BJP government that had promised a corruption-free society back in their 2014 election campaign.

Earlier Union Minister Piyush Goyal had defended Jay Shah over the corruption allegations saying that his businesses are fully legitimate and he will file a defamation suit against the media outlet.

The party's decision to field a Cabinet Minister to defend someone who is not a member of the government was also largely criticised by the opposition parties. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi even demanded an investigation into the allegations.