IMG-LOGO

New Delhi

Kejriwal Took 6 Crore for an MP Ticket: Claims Candidate’s Son

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-05-13

A day before the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on May 12, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dealt with a fresh controversy when the son of Balbir Singh Jakhar, the party’s candidate from West Delhi, accused his father of paying Rs 6 crore to Arvind Kejriwal for a party ticket.

 

While addressing a press conference, Uday Jakhar alleged that his father paid AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and political affairs committee member Gopal Rai Rs 6 crore for a Lok Sabha ticket.

 

Uday said, “He (Balbir Singh Jakhar) joined politics three months ago in January. He talked to me and said he was receiving a ticket from AAP worth Rs 6 crore that he would give Kejriwal and Rai. This money was directly given to Kejriwal, for which he (Balbir Singh Jakhar) got a ticket to contest from West Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections.

 

Balbir Singh Jakhar was the final candidate announced by the party for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. Before him, the party had already announced names of the other six candidates on March 2. Rai had announced Balbir Singh Jakhar’s candidature on March 17.

 

Balbir Singh Jakhar has, however, denied the allegations, saying that his son, Uday Jakhar, never lived with him and that he never discussed anything with his son regarding the candidature or party ticket.

 

While speaking to the media Balbir said, "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 6-7 months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce."

 

Meanwhile, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Praveen Khandelwal has urged Election Commission of India (ECI) to immediately order for a probe on allegations of Uday Jakhar that his father paid Rs 6 crore to Arvind Kejriwal & Gopal Rai for obtaining a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha election from West Delhi seat.



Leave A Comment


Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...
Destruction by Cyclone "Fani"--Utkal University, O...
Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...
Destruction by Cyclone "Fani"--Utkal University, O...
Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...

International News

You May Also Like

News Poll

Who is going to win Barchana MLA constituency?

A) Amar Prasad Satpathy (BJD)
B) Amar Nayak (BJP)
C) Ajaya Samal(Congress)
D) Independent/others

News Updates


Bhubaneswar (Ekamra) Assembly Constituency BJP Candidate Bab...
Bhubaneswar (Ekamra) Assembly Constituency BJP Candidate Bab...