Congress demands probe into Jay Shah’s biz affairs

Congress demands probe into Jay Shah’s biz affairs
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District Congress leaders have on Tuesday taken to streets demanding a probe into the financial transactions of Temple Enterprises, a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah\'s son Jay Shah.

Hanamkonda: District Congress leaders have on Tuesday taken to streets demanding a probe into the financial transactions of Temple Enterprises, a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.

DCC president N Rajender Reddy, city Congress president K Srinivas Rao and working president Rajanala Srihari staged demonstrations in Hanamkonda and Warangal in support of their demand.

Addressing the gathering at the Hanamkonda crossroads, Rajender Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s policies were benefitting his party men rather than the common people.

The PM should respond on the allegations made against Jay Shah’s firm, Reddy added. He demanded the setting up of an inquiry commission led by a Supreme Court Judge and the resignation of Amit Shah to the post of BJP national president. The case of Temple Enterprises proves the fact how the BJP leaders amassing wealth, he added.

Similarly, a large number of activists led by the City Congress working president Srihari staged a dharna in front of Income Tax (IT) department office in Warangal and submitted a memorandum to the IT officials seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in Jay Shah’s company.

Later, speaking to the media, on the occasion the Congress leader wanted the PM and Amit Shah to explain how the turnover of Temple Enterprises increased by 16,000 times and give details of Rs 51 crore the firm received from foreign countries.

The company which showed losses in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 but posted a profit of Rs 18,000 in the financial year 2014-15 .However, its turnover shot up to Rs 80 crore in 2015-16 after the BJP came to power at Centre. The BJP leaders must explain how it could be possible, he demanded.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax Department should have launched a probe to find out what was happening but they failed to do so, Srihari said.

Whenever there were allegations against Opposition leaders and their kin, the Centre used to react promptly letting the CBI, ED and IT sleuths to raid their firms. But now the BJP led NDA government at the Centre was maintaining silence because the firm was owned by the BJP leader’s son, Congress leader pointed out.

The party would take the issue into public and reveal the true colours of the BJP, they vowed.

The party leader J Raghava Reddy, corporators L Mounika, J Rama Devi, R Raju and V Srinivas, agriculture market committee former chairman M Vinod Kumar, frontal organisations leaders K Srinivas, Mohammad Ayub, P Padma, P Vijay and others took part in the protests.

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