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Posted On : 10 Oct, 2017  Source : IANS  Place : Kochi 
Corruption charges against Jay Shah 'baseless': Minister

The Congress's allegations of corruption against Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah, are baseless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.

Jay Shah had done nothing wrong in his business, Prasad told media persons here.

"What's happening now is that a conspiracy has been hatched and allegations of corruption against Jay Shah have been made. Already he has filed a defamation suit to the tune of Rs 100 crores."

Prasad said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has no moral right to level these allegations "because he himself is on bail in a corruption case. He also should not forget that there are cases of corruption against his brother in law (Robert Vadra)".

A news website last week reported about alleged phenomenal rise in the business owned by Jay Shah after the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014.

Prasad arrived here to take part in the state-wide "Jana Raksha Yatra", or "March for People's Protection", which began from Kannur on October 3 and will end in Thiruvananthapuram on October 17.

Meanwhile, state Congress President M.M. Hassan asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a comprehensive probe into the allegations against Jay Shah.

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