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Amidst sea of issues, APCC demands Shah’s resignation
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Amidst the plethora of issues that the state is currently embroiled in, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today decided to demand BJP national president Amit Shah’s resignation to facilitate “free and fair investigation” against his son, Jay Shah, in connection with a news report recently published in the online news portal, The Wire.
The controversy over the BJP national president’s son surfaced after The Wire recently reported that Jay Shah’s fortune increased 16000 fold from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore after Shah’s elevation as the BJP president. In retaliation, Jay Shah has filed a Rs 100-crore defamation lawsuit against the three co-founders of the news portal and three others.
Addressing a press conference at Arunachal Press Club here, APCC spokesperson, Hina Camdir Tok, expressed his dismay over the “attack” on the press by Jay Shah through means of the lawsuit. He, however, failed to present an explanation for APCC’s silence over the ban on one of the state’s daily and cutting and burning of its newspaper copies.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Congress Seva Dal president, Kipa Kaha, who accompanied Tok said, “I do not have any knowledge of the ban or desecration of The Arunachal Times newspaper copies”.
Further, the APCC spokesperson informed that they are demanding that the BJP national president step down based on the report published against his son.
Tok, however, denied any knowledge of the increase of Chayangtajo MLA’s wealth by over 35,736 percent in five years. In 2009, the Chayangtajo MLA had disclosed assets worth Rs 404,663 which rose to Rs 145,013,407 in 2014, which got extensively covered by national media.