UP minister defends Jay Shah; asks RG to come out of diapers
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday ridiculed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments on Jay Shah, who has been accused of embezzling a whopping sum of money using the political connect of his father Amit Shah.
"Please come out of the kids' diapers now. Now you (Rahul Gandhi) have grown up. If you still are not grown up, please let us know when you will," said Siddharth Nath Singh mocking Rahul Gandhi, while interacting with media persons here. The facts have been distorted to malign the image of BJP as well as its chief Amit Shah, he added.
"The Congress's way of distorting facts is not going to work this time. Jay Shah tried to earn money through hard work, but Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law did not invent a single penny but still became a billionaire in no time," he added.
He also slammed online media after 'The Wire', a web-based media house, claimed that the turnover of the company, where Jay Shah is a Director, has increased 16,000 times since BJP rose to power at the Centre in 2014.
Slamming the news portals, he said, "A new profession has been invented in journalism, called ‘news portal’. The owners of such portals have only one aim of publishing a news against a big personality of the country and get famous. Some of the scribes are practicing cheap journalism to make their portals famous."
He interacted with the media persons to retaliate to Congress's UP unit chief Raj babbar's allegations against Jay Shah and BJP.
"All the allegations against Amit Shah's son are baseless. The stats have been produced in a wrong way to malign the image of the government as well as the businessman. Congress is trying to mislead people," he added.
What else he said?
- The turnover of the company of Jay Shah was Rs 50,000 crore back in 2014-15, and after BJP took power at the Centre, it declined to Rs 80 crore in 2015-16.
- The company has suffered huge losses during our regime and still Congress is saying that Jay Shah has indulged in illegal acts.
- BJP in no way has benefited Amit Shah's son, but I would like to ask Congress, what would they like to say about its son-in-law (Robert Vadra)?
- We are ready to give befitting reply to the people who are spreading false rumours about our party chief.
- The portals like 'The Wire' spread falsehood among people.
- These portals are practicing 'supari journalism', a policy under which they demean the image of any dignified person.
- The journalist who has wrote this news will face action soon.
- BJP is ready to answer all the questions of Congress.