New Delhi, India: Balbir Singh Jakhar was accused by son for paying Arvind Kejriwal Rs 6 crores for West Delhi seat on Saturday.
Uday Jakhar, son of Balbir Singh Jakhar, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for West Delhi accused father for paying Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai “cash-for-ticket” on Saturday.
“I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed anything related to my candidature with my son,” Balbir Singh Jakhar said the same day his son made the politically corrupt revelations.
“He stays at his maternal parents’ home from the time of his birth and I divorced my wife in 2009. She stayed with me only for 6-7 months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce. I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed with my son anything about my candidature. I speak to him very rarely,” Balbir told media persons, a
day before Delhi’s sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
“Six crore rupees were given to Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai by my father in exchange of the West Delhi ticket. He joined politics in January and prior to that he had no experience in the political arena. I have credible evidence that he gave 6 crore to fight from this ticket,” Uday said.
Claiming that his father tried to bail out former Congress leader and 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Yashpal and Sajjan Kumar, he said: “He refused to give me money for my education and said that he would use it for his political endeavours. He was ready to use that money to give bail to Yashpal Singh and Sajjan Kumar, accused and convicts in 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was ready to fight a case for them. He personally told me this.”
Delhi will go to poll for 7th phase on May 12.
(With inputs from ANI)
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