Jay Shah can be probed if there is ev­i­dence, says RSS

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

The RSS on Thurs­day said the charges against Jay Shah, son of BJP Pres­i­dent Amit Shah, can be probed if there is prima fa­cie ev­i­dence but it is for those who al­lege a scam to prove it.

"Nec­es­sary en­quiry should be done and ac­tion can be taken ac­cord­ingly," se­nior RSS func­tionary Dat­ta­treya Hos­a­bale told re­porters here, re­spond­ing to queries re­lated to the al­leged spike in the turnover of a com­pany owned by Jay Shah.

He said there must be prima fa­cie ev­i­dence for the charges to be en­quired into. At the same time, he put the onus of prov­ing the charges on those lev­el­ling them. "Those mak­ing the al­le­ga­tions should prove them first," Hos­a­bale said.

The RSS leader also dis­tanced it­self from se­nior BJP leader Yash­want Sinha, who on Wed­nes­day crit­i­cized the govern­ment for defending Jay Shah. Sinha had ear­lier cre­ated a furore af­ter at­tack­ing the govern­ment's man­age­ment of econ­omy.

"They are in the BJP and they should dis­cuss the is­sues within the party. We will not dis­cuss it as it is not our obli­ga­tion," Hos­a­bale said, when a re­porter asked about ques­tions be­ing raised vis-avis govern­ment by some BJP lead­ers in­clud­ing Sinha.

He also down­played a ques­tion by a jour­nal­ist who said se­nior leader Murli Manohar Joshi had given in writ­ing a com­plaint about the govern­ment and had met RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat in this con­nec­tion. "He might have come here for some other rea­son," he said.

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