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'Shah-Zade', Congress VP Rahul Gandhi's Dig At Modi Govt Over Corruption Allegation

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| October 9 , 2017 , 21:16 IST

After controversy arose over corruption allegations against Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah came to light, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a teasing tweet.

On Sunday, online media outlet, 'The Wire' reported that son of Amit Shah, Jay Shah's company, performing exceptionally well, making a turnover of 16,000 times more since Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in 2014.

Targeting the Prime Minister's campaign promise of guarding the government as a 'chowkidar' (watchman), the Congress Vice President asked the Prime Minister whether he was the guard or a part in this incident.

Urging the Prime Minister to say something, Gandhi tweeted, "Modi ji, Jai Shah, Jada Kha Gaya. Aap Chaukidar the ya Bhagidar? Kuch to bolie."

Taking the BJP on, Rahul Gandhi had earlier tweeted, "We finally found the only beneficiary of Demonetisation. It's not the RBI, the poor or the farmers. It's the Shah-in-Shah of Demo. Jai Amit."

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As the incident came to light, Union Minister Piyush Goyal had come outside to defend Jay Shah, over which the BJP was largely criticised.

Goyal had ridiculed the report and said that Jay Shah will take legal actions against the media outlet.

On Sunday itself, Jay Shah had 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."

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal had also targeted the BJP saying, "Today, we ask a question to the Prime Minister, the pradhan sevak ... Now, what do you have to say about crony capitalism? Will you give direction to the CBI to probe the matter? Will you ask ED to arrest these people."

Several other opposition parties including Communist Party of India (CPI-M) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have also demanded a high-level SIT investigation into the incident.