- Shaurya Doval's think tank has four senior ministers as directors
- It was using influence with government for lobbying, a report claimed
- Doval has not cleared if he would take legal route against the claim
Mr Doval, who was on The NDTV Dialogues this week to discuss demonetisation, said, "The accusations about our foundation... in political debates people can say anything what they want, that's democracy but the evidence of that gets proved either in the court. All those who make accusations must logically pursue them in the court of law and substantiate it or if that's not the way... that if you are fighting a perception battle, then take it out to the people and prove to the people the perception."
When asked about whether the opposition has a point when they raise the issue of conflict of interest for Amit Shah's son, Jay Shah or in his case, like the BJP had done with the Congress and Robert Vadra, Mr Doval responded by saying, "The BJP took the matters - even in the case of Jay Shah - it took it to the Court of Law. It said okay we filed a defamation (suit), let's argue it in the court of law, let's not fight only a perception battle but also fight it in the court of law. So as far as the BJP is concerned, it has no problem in going to take all these cases of corruption, and the opposition rightly should. If they believe that the BJP is corrupt, they should take it to the court of law, the courts are there for this matter."
The NDTV Dialogues airs on NDTV 24x7 at 9:30 pm on Sunday.