With just a few hours to go for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi for the sixth phase, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son Uday Jakhar has made some startling claims.
Uday Jakhar, while addressing the media on Saturday, said that his father, Balbir Singh Jakhar, joined politics about three months ago and that he had paid Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rs 6 crore for a Lok Sabha ticket, as reported by ANI.
“I have credible evidence that he had paid for this (West Delhi) ticket,” said Uday.
Uday said that the AAP should produce any critical evidence, photographs or any interview, to prove that his father was ever a part of AAP or associated with the Anna Hazare movement.
“He was not a part of AAP nor he ever joined the Anna Hazare movement,” said Uday.
“He (Balbir Singh Jakhar) joined politics about three months back in January. He told me that he was getting a ticket from the AAP for Rs six crore which he would give directly to Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai. The money was given directly to Arvind Kejriwal and he got the ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the West Delhi constituency.
“An amateur politician getting a Lok Sabha ticket was very surprising,” said Uday.
“I asked my father to pay for my education but he was unable to do so. He said that he would use that money for his own political ambitions and benefits.
“Even more surprising is that he was ready to use the money to arrange for the bail of Jaspal and Sajjan Kumar, the accused and convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
“He told all this to me personally,” said Uday, adding that he doesn’t know the consequences of his actions.
“Whether I would be allowed back in my home or accepted by my family, but as a citizen of the country and as a son I feel it is my duty to tell the truth about my father.
“It is my duty to bring this truth to every single citizen of India and to the people of Delhi and tell them what an irresponsible act has been committed by Arvind Kejriwal,” said Uday.
Meanwhile, Balbir Singh Jakhar in his defence said that he condemns his son Uday’s allegations, adding that he rarely speaks to Uday.
“He (Uday) 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, said Balbir Singh Jakhar.