Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a probe against BJP President Amit Shah following allegations that he may have used a Gujarat property dealer as a front to disclose unaccounted Rs 13,860 crore under a tax amnesty scheme.
“Amit shah should respond to Hardik Patel’s allegations. Very serious! It should be investigated,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted.
The tweet came after Patel, a Patidar leader, alleged on Saturday that the main face behind Mahesh Shah, the man who disclosed the record amount under the government’s income disclosure scheme, is “General Dyer” referring to the BJP President.
Mahesh Shah, a businessman from Gujarat had made a surprising disclosure of Rs 13,860 crore two months ago. He went absconding on November 29, a day before he was supposed to pay the first installment of tax levied on the hidden money.
The Gujarat businessman appeared at the ETV studio in Ahmedabad on Saturday and said he was used as a front by some businessmen and politicians to declare the money. But he didn’t name any.
Posters calling the BJP chief as “General Dyer” appeared in September hours before Amit Shah was felicitated at a function in Surat.
Patel, the founder of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) who is leading an agitation for reservation in education and government jobs for his community, usually addresses Amit Shah as ‘General Dyer’.