Damaging incident to AAP and Kejriwal’s hopes, one day before bastion Delhi goes to polls.
The son of AAP’s West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar alleges that his father paid ₹ 6 crore to Arvind Kejriwal for contesting from the seat.
“My father joined politics about three months ago, he had paid Arvind Kejriwal Rs 6 crore for a ticket, I have credible evidence that he had paid for this ticket,” Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son Uday told news agency ANI.
- Controversy plagues Aam Aadmi Party a day before all seven seats in Delhi head for polls in a single phase on May 12.
- Son of West Delhi candidate claims ‘cash for ticket’ practice by Delhi CM and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal.
- Uday Jakhar mentioned having credible evidence to prove the cash transaction by his father.
- Balbir Singh Jakhar, a lawyer and the President of Dwarka Court Bar Association is making his electoral debut from West Delhi.
- Uday further alleged that his father Jakhar was using money to bail out Yashpal and Sajjan Kumar being probed in Sikh riot case.
Jakhar’s son said that it was surprising that an amateur politician like his father was getting the seat so easily. Jakhar joined AAP only three months ago.
Statement smells of internal family dispute
His statement also points to rift between the father and the son. Jakhar’s son expressed grudge against his father who was not ready to pay for his education. He alleged that instead Jakhar wanted to use his money for political benefits. Uday Jakhar added:
“It is my duty to bring upon every single citizen of this nation and to the people of Delhi that what an irresponsible act has been committed by the leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, who bought himself with a clean image but has maligned himself by aligning himself with my father.”