The Congress on Tuesday demanded that a Supreme Court commission be appointed to investigate the "dealings of companies" affiliated with BJP national president Amit Shah's family members. It also demanded Shah's resignation from the party post.
"Serious questions are being raised on the dealings of companies affiliated to the wife, daughter-in-law and son of the BJP national president, Amit Shah," said Randeep Singh Surjewala, media-in-charge of the All India Congress Committee, who held a press conference in Bangalore.
He listed out 10 questions relating to the businesses of Amit Shah's son Jay and asked why Union minister Piyush Goyal had to hold a press conference to defend him.
"What is the 'magic wand' by which a company earning a surplus of a mere Rs 18.8 lakh in 10 years from 2004-14, and making a loss in two successive years, i.e. 2012-13 and 2013-14 proceeds to increase its turnover 16,000 times within a year of formation of BJP government," Surjewala asked.
"National interest and people of the country demand a thorough and independent investigation into the truth of all the facts brought out. This is important on the touchstone of political, legal and ethical accountability of those in power," he said, calling it a litmus test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asked why the party didn't go the courts itself, he said: "We believe people's court is the final court."
Surjewala, meanwhile, called the allegations against Robert Vadra a witch-hunt.
"As far as any allegation against Robert Vadra is concerned, we will only say, Modiji has been in power now for 41 months. They have a government in Haryana and Rajasthan. In 41 months of witch-hunting, and multiple commissions of inquiry they have not arrived at a single conclusion of violation of any law, rule or regulation either in Haryana or in Rajasthan, the two states where allegations were levelled," Surjewala said.