New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday termed an article in 'The Wire' as "malicious and defamatory" raising questions on the transactions made by firms owned by Jay Shah, the son of BJP President Amit Shah, and said the younger Shah would file a Rs 100 crore civil and criminal defamation lawsuit against the author of the story and the editors and owners of news website The Wire.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, briefing the media on the matter, said all the transactions and loans obtained by Jay Shah's firms — Temple Enterprises Pvt Ltd and Kusum Finserve — were done in a transparent manner and the loans were paid back with interest.

"The article through malicious imputations is trying to damage the reputation of our leader Amit Shah. Jay Shah has decided to file criminal and civil defamation suit against the author, editors and the owner of news website The Wire for Rs 100 crore for defamation," Goyal said. — (IANS)