Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain his links with Gujarat businessman, Mahesh Shah, who had shot to prominence by disclosing an unaccounted income of Rs 13,860 crore under the central government’s income declaration scheme.
In a video message released on Thursday, Kejriwal asked, “Former Gujarat Chief Minister Suresh Mehta said that Mahesh Shah was close to Amit Shah and Modi. People want to know what is the relation between them and whose money was it that Shah disclosed.”
Kejriwal reminded how Shah had said on a TV Channel threatening to name all the people whose money he had disclosed as his own income.
“It has been one week and Income Tax department has still not questioned Mahesh Shah,” Kejriwal said.
He added, “Modi ji had made the entire country stand in queues thinking the black money is with them…Is Mahesh Shah Modi ji’s man?..The man with real black money is Modi ji’s friend…Prime Minister must explain what relationship he has with Mahesh Shah.”
The BJP President, Amit Shah, had found himself in the midst of more serious allegations of being the hidden face behind the declaration of Rs 13,860 crore of black money by the Gujarati businessman, Mahesh Shah.
This was after former BJP chief minister Sureshbhai Mehta told Sabrangindia website that Mahesh Shah, the man who made mysteriously high disclosures of Rs 13,800 crore in cash under the IDS , was a man with free access to the CMO in the past; Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal has further demanded that Amit Shah respond to the allegations