From our correspondent
Itanagar, Oct 12: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has demanded resignation of BJP president Amit Shah to enable a free and fair inquiry against his son Jay Shah’s firm as its turnover shot up to Rs 80-crore from Rs 50,000 in a year’s time.
Addressing reporters at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here, party spokesman Hina Camder Tok questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stoic silence over the issue.
“The BJP in its election manifesto had promised for a corruption and black money free India. But the Prime Minister is maintaining silence even when his close aide’s son has been exposed by a news portal of acquiring huge amount of money to the tune of Rs 80-crore through his farm in one year,” Tok said.
He added that if Amit Shah remains in the post, a free and fair inquiry will not be possible.
“The BJP government should prove that it will not encourage corruption by removing Shah from the post and order a CBI inquiry,” Tok said and alleged that Temple Enterprise, the firm of Shah’s son, indulged in corruption after the BJP came to power at the Centre.
The APCC also asked Chief Minister Pema Khandu to come out with the list of schemes and funds sanctioned by the Centre to the State for undertaking developmental activities.
Claiming that during the Congress regime, many schemes were successfully launched but after the BJP came to power, there was no developmental activities in the State, Tok said that schemes such as the Arunachal Trans Highway, Civil Secretariat building and Assembly complex were constructed under the fund and schemes sanctioned during the UPA government,”.
Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki initiated the Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance Schemes (CMUHIS) for the benefits of common public but the present BJP government discontinued it, the party lamented and demanded Khandu to revive the scheme to help the poorer section of the society.
“Under the leadership of Khandu, the BJP government could have continued schemes of previous Congress government such as skill development programmes and Job Mela and CMUHIS but they are not keen to work for the welfare of citizens of the State,” Tok alleged.