Between 2003 and 2007, Modi, as Gujarat CM, took about 100 chartered flights worth Rs 16 crore. But Congress leaders have not been transparent about their use of charters either.
Two ‘private citizens’ are now in the eye of a political tug-of-war for their business dealings, one the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the other the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
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‘Please understand, he got a letter of credit, he did not get a loan,’ the BJP president told a TV channel on Friday.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”
If he pointed a finger towards Robert Vadra’s wealth increasing due to his proximity to the Congress president, shouldn’t he ask if the sudden rise in Jay Shah’s fortunes is connected to his father’s position as BJP president?
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.
Growth in bad loans raises questions about due diligence measures followed by renewable energy, power PSUs over last five years.
BJP Reaction to The Wire Story on Jay Amit Shah Shows Loss of Moral High Ground, Says Yashwant Sinha
The BJP leader also described the defamation cases Jay Amit Shah is filing against The Wire as an attempt to “suppress the voice of the media.”
Permission was sought – and given – two days before The Wire’s article on the BJP president’s son had even appeared.
Jay Amit Shah’s response to Rohini Singh’s report.
Manik Dogra, Jay Amit Shah’s lawyer, responds.
Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah’s firm.