Charge against Shah's son: Govt transitioned from 'Beti Bachao' to 'Beta Bachao', allege Rahul

BJP hits back, says Amethi in crisis
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10 Oct 2017

The Union government has transitioned from "Beti Bachao" to "Beta Bachao", Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said today in another swipe following a report alleging that a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son saw a huge rise in turnover after the party came to power.

Rahul's remark came after several Union ministers came out in support of Shah's son Jay Amit Shah. "Amazing transition from Beti Bachao to Beta Bachao," he said on Twitter, using the term "Shehzada" to describe Shah's son. The Congress leader also tagged a report headlined "Piyush Goyal defends Jay Shah s business dealings for second day" along with his tweet. Rahul had pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to "say something" on claims in the report in the news portal The Wire.
"Modiji, ...Did you act as a watchman or were you a partner? Please say something," he had said.

The Congress has launched an all-out attack on the BJP chief with several party leaders holding press conferences across the country to hit out at Shah's son over his alleged business dealings while prodding the Prime Minister to speak on the issue. The charge has been rejected by the BJP and Shah's son, who termed the report "false, derogatory and defamatory".
The Congress is asking Prime Minister Modi to remove him as BJP chief and order a probe by Supreme Court judges. BJP president Amit Shah today hit back at the Congress vice-president, saying he had left his Amethi constituency in "crisis" and was visiting Gujarat ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. "Power is for service not enjoyment," Shah said when asked about the Congress vice-president's recent trip to the poll-bound state. "Rahul Baba has left Amethi in crisis despite being chosen from there," he added.

Shah was speaking after laying the foundation stone of over 50 district party offices in Uttar Pradesh. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and state party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey were present on the occasion. Shah said the construction of BJP offices has been started in 85 per cent districts of the state and by 2019 the party would have a presence in all 75 districts. He praised the Adityanath government in the state for "putting an end" to criminal activity and corruption through initiatives like e-tendering. Farmers are getting maximum benefits as proper remuneration for their crops goes directly in their bank accounts, he added.

Addressing the gathering in the land of the famous Naimisharanya Dham, chief minister Adityanath said the historical area would be developed into a tourist spot for which Rs 400 crore will be sanctioned by his government. (PTI)