Shatrughan Sinha Questions Muffling Allegations Against Jay Shah
Veteran actor and Rajya Sabha MP Shatrughan questioned the suppression of allegations against Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
A report in The Wire stated that the revenue earned by Jay Shah’s firm Temple Enterprise went up 16,000 times after the BJP won the general election.
71-year-old Sinha, who is a member of BJP told NDTV, “When there are such serious allegations, why try to suppress them? The truth must prevail.”
Shatrughan Sinha has often spoken up against his party’s policies and actions. He was one of those from the BJP who lashed out against lynchings and cow protection groups. He had also criticised the hurried implementation of demonetisation unlike other members of his party.
Like Shatrughan Sinha, another veteran BJP leader and former minister of finance and home Yashwant Sinha also held up BJP for its economic policies which according to him harmed the country’s economics.
On the allegations against Jay Shah, Yashwant Sinha said that the BJP was guilty of many lapses on the way they handled the allegations since many senior ministers came to the defence of Jay Shah who is a non-governmental entity.
Neither of the Sinhas appear to have been invited to the centenary celebrations of their alma mater Patna University where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present.
"I am very emotionally attached to my alma mater. I am pained over being denied invitation on such an occasion," Shatrughan Sinha said expressing dismay
He claimed BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and RJD president Lalu Prasad, former students of the university, were also not invited to the programme.
University authorities, however, said they were not yet invited because of a delay in printing invitation cards and they are in the guest list.
Shatrughan Sinha, who has in the past put his party in embarrassing situations due to his comments on various issues, said his "elder brother Yashwant Sinha and RJD president Lalu Prasad" were also not in the guest list despite being prominent students of PU.
(With inputs from PTI)