‘Goyal Not Jay Shah’s CA’: Yashwant Sinha Slams BJP

Yashwant Sinha also asserted that the defamation suit was an attempt to suppress the voice of the media.

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File photo of senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.

BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha criticised his party's strong defence of its president Amit Shah's son, saying the high moral ground it had acquired all these years appears to have been lost.

The former finance minister, who has turned strong critic of the Modi government’s economic policies, objected to the filing of a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against The Wire, which carried a story on Jay Shah’s business.

Such an attempt to suppress the voice of the media was avoidable, he told reporters in New Delhi.
I will certainly like to say that the manner in which a central minister jumped into the fray in defence of Jay Shah was not called for. He is a central minister not a chartered accountant of Jay Shah.
Yashwant Sinha

He also expressed his reservations over the "very special circumstances" under which Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was cleared to fight Jay Shah's defamation case against The Wire.

"Perhaps, the high moral ground we have acquired all these months and years appears to have been lost," Sinha said.

(With PTI inputs)

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