Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led central government of increasing involvement in corruption, the CPI on Tuesday demanded a high-level probe into the allegations of abrupt growth of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay during the Narendra Modi regime.
"We are hearing about the company of Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose turnover increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a year. Why don't they inquire into it? Why is the party and the central government supporting his claims of being clean?" CPI General Secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said at a media meet here.
"Corruption in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is increasing. They say no one can accuse their party of corruption but we have been saying regularly that this a corrupt government.
"There has been Vijay Mallya case, Lalit Modi case and the alleged involvement of Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje and their leader Sushma Swaraj in corruption. There are no inquiries against these cases," he alleged.
A recent report in a website The Wire claimed that filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) have revealed that Temple Enterprises, the company owned by Jay, first made a profit in 2014-15 and in the next financial year its turnover reached Rs 80 crore, swelling by 16,000 times.
Calling it a serious allegation, CPI National Council Secretary D. Raja said his party had demanded a high-level probe into the issue under the supervision of the apex court.
"These are serious allegations and there should be a thorough inquiry. We have a simple and straightforward demand -- we want a high-level probe to be conducted by the apex court into the matter," Raja said.
He also criticised the BJP President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on the issue till date.
"We also want to know why is the Prime Minister silent when there is allegation against his own party President and his son?" he said.