The son of AAP’s West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar has sensationally alleged that his father paid Rs. 6 crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to secure a Lok Sabha ticket.
Speaking to reporters, Jakhar’s son said that neither was his father associated with the India Against Corruption movement headed by Anna Hazare or the Aam Aadmi Party in the past. Uday said that his father joined the AAP only three months ago. He said that he had ‘credible evidence that he had paid Rs 6 crore’ for this Lok Sabha ticket.
“When I asked my father for assistance for my education, he said that he was unable to do so. He said that he was going to use this money for his political benefits,” Uday said. He said that his father had financially helped 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar in his legal fight.
#WATCH Aam Aadmi Party’s West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son Uday Jakhar: My father joined politics about 3 months ago, he had paid Arvind Kejriwal Rs 6 crore for a ticket, I have credible evidence that he had paid for this ticket. pic.twitter.com/grlxoDEFVk
— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Jakhar later told news agency IANS that his son was not staying with him from past 14-15 years and he will come out with more details in sometime. News agency ANI quoted him as saying, “I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed with my son anything about my candidature. I speak to him very rarely.”
Jakhar added, “He (my son) stays at his maternal parents’ home from the time of his birth and I divorced my wife in 2009. She stayed with me for only 6-7 months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce.”
Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats will go to polls on 12 May with the counting scheduled for 23 May.