AAP candidate denies son’s claim of paying 6 cr to Kejriwal for ticket

New Delhi, May 11: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from West Delhi Balbir Singh Jakhar, who has been accused of giving Rs 6 crore bribe for his ticket by his son, on Saturday said that he has never discussed anything related to his candidature with his son. In fact, we hardly talk, he said.

Just a day before polling in Delhi, Balbir Singh’s son Uday Jakhar made a sensational allegation on Saturday, claiming that his father had paid Rs 6 crore to party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to get the ticket.

Uday alleged, “He (Jakhar) paid Rs 6 crore to Kejriwal for the ticket… My father told me that he paid the amount to Kejriwal.”

He went on to allege, “The more shocking part is that Kejriwal, who was party of the Anti-Corruption movement, is so corrupt and taking money.”

Uday added that this was not the only thing he wanted to tell the world to clear his conscience.

While the party is yet to respond, Balbir Singh Jakhar denied all allegations. He cried foul in the matter and said that political parties with vested interests were behind his son’s statement. Balbir Singh said that he had divorced Uday’s mother in 20029 right after his birth and that he had never lived with him.

“I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed with my son anything about my candidature. I speak to him very rarely. He 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 six-seven months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce,” said Balbir Singh.

Uday Jakhar also alleged that his father was among those who tried to save Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was awarded life term by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

“My father also decided to represent Sajjan Kumar in court. He was paid huge amount to bail him out,” Uday claimed.

Uday insisted that he does not have affiliation with any political party.


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