CPI backs Rahul, calls for probe into Jay Shah's firm

Kolkata
10 Oct 2017

Senior CPI leader D Raja today backed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark that the government had transitioned from "Beti Bachao" to "Beta Bachao" and called for a high-level probe into allegations that a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son saw a huge rise in turnover after the saffron party came to power.

Raja demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah come out with a statement on this issue and that the probe into the allegations against Jay Amit Shah be conducted under the supervision of the Supreme Court. "We support what Rahul Gandhi has said today. He has made a sarcastic comment and sarcasm is very much a part of politics," Raja said. Urging Modi and Amit Shah to issue a statement on the matter, he added, "Both claim to be champions of the anti- corruption campaign."

This was the time for them to practise what they preached, the CPI national secretary told newspersons here. CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy today said the best package for the Indian economy would be to replace Arun Jaitley with an economist at the helm of the finance ministry. "The situation of the country is turning from bad to worse under the (Narendra) Modi government. The economy is in a very bad shape. We feel that the best package for the Indian economy would be to pack off Arun Jaitley from the finance ministry and replace him with an economist. Jaitley has been a complete failure as a finance minister," Reddy said at the press conference here.