When there was just a day for the 6th phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in which all the 7 constituencies of Delhi was in fray, the chief minister of Delhi faced a massive setback after the revelation made by the son of Aam Aadmi Party’s West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son Uday Jakhar, alleged in a press conference that his father had given Rs 6 crore to Arvind Kejriwal so that he would get the ticket to contest from AAP.
Uday Jakhar stated “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”.
Note that Balbir Singh Jakhar was the last one to get the ticket from AAP on March 17th whereas the rest 6 had got it on March 2nd. Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son also claimed that his father was formerly associated with AAP and this gives a suspicion on how he got a ticket.
Throwing suspicion on this, young Uday Jakhar stated “He was never associated with any part of AAP, he never joined the Anna Hazare movement, there’s no credible evidence of that, photographic or based on any interviews. An amateur politician getting a ticket was surprising at first, I brought it upon my conscience to question this. When I asked my father for assistance to pay for my education, he was unable to do so. He resisted and said he was going to use the money for his own political benefit”.
#WATCH Aam Aadmi Party's West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar's son Uday Jakhar: My father joined politics about 3 months ago, he had paid Arvind Kejriwal Rs 6 crore for a ticket, I have credible evidence that he had paid for this ticket. pic.twitter.com/grlxoDEFVk
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After this revelation, even Anna Hazare hit out at AAP and its supremo Arvind Kejriwal stating that “power and money can make people do anything. Earlier (during the anti-corruption movement) he (Kejriwal) used to say that he will not take salary. His mind has distracted since he got power”.