Veteran BJP leader and former finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, has hit out at his party once again asking the government at the Centre to probe his son Jayant Sinha in Paradise Papers leak matter.
Last week, junior Sinha’s name had appeared in what was billed as Paradise Papers leak.
Yashwant Sinha told NDTV, “My request to government is to probe the politicians whose names have come in the Paradise Papers and it should be time-bound, within 15 days to one month.”
The outspoken BJP leader, who had sensationally criticised the Narendra Modi government’s economic policies particularly demonetisation recently, said that the government also owed an independent assessment of the claims that Jay Shah. Junior Shah’s company was accused of having witnessed a phenomenal spike in turover 16,000 times since Modi became the prime minister and his father Amit Shah the BJP’s president.
Jay Shah had later filed a criminal defamation case worth Rs 100 crore against the website, which had first made the allegation against him.
Yashwant Sinha said, “My question is when an inquiry against Jayant Sinha, then why not Jay Shah – there you say file a case in court. So a probe should be against everyone.”
Among those whose names have appeared in Paradise Papers leak are ZEE owner, Subhash Chandra, Owners of Hindustan Times, Mukesh Amabni owned media group Network 18 and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.