Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been hit by the shocking allegations made by the son of their Lok Sabha candidate from West Delhi Balbir Jakhar, a just day before the National Capital goes to polls.
Jakhar’s son Uday made a sensational allegation before media that his father paid an amount of Rs 6 crore to the AAP chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in exchange for the Lok Sabha ticket. He also said that his father assured to get 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar out on bail.
#TNExclusive Hours before Delhi votes, cash for ticket controversy that hits AAP. West Delhi AAP candidate’s son has made a huge claim. He has said his father paid 6 crore rupees to Arvind Kejriwal for a Lok Sabha ticket while speaking to TIMES NOW’s @parv05 | #May23WithTimesNow pic.twitter.com/SdVhVQnz1W
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 11, 2019
Clarifying that he did not belong to any political ideology Uday said, ” I am not with any political party. I don’t align with the right wing or the left wing ideology. I am just telling you the truth right now”.
Uday said that his father was never a part of AAP or the Anna Hazare movement. But about 3 months ago, he was told by his father that he is getting a ticket from AAP in exchange for Rs 6 crore. He has also stated that his father had refused to help him when he had asked for money to fund his education. Uday alleged that his father Balbir Jhakar had said that he will use the money to launch his own political career.
He said that he warned his father not to align with the “so-called Tukde Tukde gang”. Attacking Arvind Kejriwal, Uday said that he (Kejriwal) who portrayed his clean image sold out West Delhi for 6 crores. Uday also says that he has credible evidence to prove that his father paid the 6 crore bribe to Kejriwal for the Lok Sabha ticket.
Slamming his own father who is a lawyer and also the President of Delhi Bar Association, Uday said that a person who claims to bail out a “mass murderer” like Sajjan Kumar should not be given a ticket by any party. ” A candidate who says that he is ready to bail out Sajjan Kumar. He is ready to bail out one of the worst mass-murderers that we have had in the history of this country, he should not have a seat from any political party”, said Uday.
When questioned about the timing of his allegations, he said that it took him some time to make arrangements to hold the press conference and that it was irrelevant if it was one day, one hour or a month before the election.