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.
Jakhar's son Uday has spoken exclusively to Republic Media Network about the bribery charge. He has 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 six 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 also spoke about his father's alleged closeness to the Tukde Tukde gang.
"My father today has allied himself with Tukde tukde gang. I was astounded by this. My own blood aligning with them, I could not tolerate that... Is the Tukde Tukde Gang getting powerful everyday and seeping into our homes and trying to portray themselves as victims?" he 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."