- Nitish Kumar said he has not read this morning's papers
- BJP said there is no wrongdoing by Amit Shah's son
- Congress, other opposition parties have sought an investigation
"I haven't read the newspapers so it is not proper to comment," the Bihar Chief Minister said, adding that he does "not understand the complexities of investment through companies."
Nitish Kumar dumped the Congress and Lalu Yadav in August this year to launch a new partnership with the BJP, changing his status from opposition leader to ruling party ally.
"My conscience told me to quit," Nitish Kumar had said then, resigning as Bihar Chief Minister over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav's son Tejashvi, who was his deputy. He was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "joining the fight against corruption" and took oath a day later as Chief Minister, with the BJP as partner.
The BJP has said there is no wrongdoing by the party chief's son. Senior party leader and union minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday evening that Jay Shah's businesses are fully legitimate and conducted in a lawful manner on commercial lines, which is reflected in his tax records and through banking transactions.
The Congress and other opposition parties like the Left and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party have demanded an investigation into the allegations made by the website in its report. Congress leader Kapil Sibal alleged "crony capitalism," while the Left's Sitaram Yechury has sought to know if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will order a CBI investigation.
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