Indian General Elections

Here's BJP's First Response On 'cash For Ticket' Allegation On AAP By Delhi Candidate Balbir Jakhar's Son

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • Sambit Patra has said this is the real face of Arvind Kejriwal-led-AAP
  • A day before the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, a huge controversy has hit the Aam Aadmi Party
  • The son of Balbir Jakhar, AAP's West Delhi candidate has made a sensational charge of 'cash for ticket' against the party

As a massive controversy hit  Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, one day before Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, BJP leader Samabit Patra criticised the AAP and also targeted the Congress in his criticism.

Taking to Twitter, the leader wrote that AAP and corruption are now partners which means it is similar to the coalition between AAP and Congress.  Here's his tweet:

On Saturday, in a huge embarrassment for AAP, massive controversy hit the party when the son of Balbir Jakhar, AAP's West Delhi candidate made a sensational charge of 'cash for ticket' against the party.

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The cash for ticket controversy broke when Jakhar's son Uday on Saturday spoke to Republic Media Network about the bribery. He said that his father told him months ago that he has paid Rs 6 crores for the ticket to contest in the polls. He also said that his father tried to bail out former Congress leader and 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar.

"I had to make my conscious clear.  A person who has aligned himself with someone like Sajjan Kumar should have no place in the Parliament.  The biggest proof of the 'allegation' is me. I may have some serious risk to my life for making the charge. I have made two accusations against my father. My father told directly that months ago he himself paid Rs 6 crores to Kejriwal. Second is that someone like Kejriwal, who himself was in the IRS has himself dissolved into corruption. The other factor which angered me is that he got a lot of money from Sajjan Kumar to represent him, to bail him out," Uday said.

He added, "I was not witness to any acts of bribery. I am a staunch nationalist. I cannot have see anything going against the Constitution or the country. If I had been witness to it I would have straight away gone to the police."

Earlier, AAP and BJP were involved in a controversy over derogatory pamphlet against AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena. Marlena accused fellow BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir was distributing them in the constituency. However, Gambhir declared taht he will hang himself if found guilty. 

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