'Arvind Kejriwal Took Rs 6 Crore For Lok Sabha Ticket', Claims Son of AAP West Delhi Candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar
Balbir Singh Jakhar denied allegations levelled by his son (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, May 11: A major controversy erupted just a day ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections after Uday Jalhar, son of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 6 crore from his father to give a Lok Sabha ticket. Uday told New Agency ANI, “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.”

Uday also claimed that his father was given the ticket even when he was not of the Anna Hazare movement. He alleged that his father refused to pay for his education but was ready to pay for the bail of Anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar. West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency in Delhi: Candidates, Current MP, Voting Date And Election Results 2019.

Uday's statement:

Responding to his son’s allegations, Balbir said, “I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed with my son anything about my candidature. I speak to him very rarely.” The AAP candidate further added that he divorced his wife in 2009 and Uday is staying at his maternal parents' home from the time of his birth. Balbir said, “His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce.” Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For Delhi General Elections.

Balbir Singh's response to allegations:

Balbir is contesting from West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Mahabal Mishra of the Congress and Pravesh Verma of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are also in the fray. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. Meanwhile, BJP’s Sahib Singh Verma had won the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 from this seat with 6,51,395, defeating Jarnail Singh of the AAP.