Family tiff? AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar in bribe scandal

Family tiff? AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar in bribe scandal

Agency News

New Delhi, May 11: Was it just a family feud? Or does it have deeper ramifications? The mystery engulfed the ruling Aam Aadmi Party a day before the polls to the seven Lok Sabha seats in the Capital.

AAP candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar on Saturday dismissed charges levelled by his estranged son that he had paid crores as bribe to get the party ticket.

Mr Jakhar, fielded by the newbie party from West Delhi, said he speaks to his son very rarely and had not discussed anything related to his candidature with him.

Talking to a news channel, Mr Jakhar's son Uday, said,'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.'

Mr Balbir Singh Jakhar 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. In 2009, I divorced my wife. She stayed with me for only six-seven months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce,' Mr Jakhar said.

'All the allegations against me are baseless. I have never met or interacted with my son in the recent past. This is an attempt to tarnish my image just before the polls,' the AAP candidate asserted.

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party leader Praveen Khandelwal urged the poll panel to order a probe into the charges. (UNI)