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AAP candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar refutes 'cash-for-ticket' allegations by son

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"I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed anything related to my candidature with my son," Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) West candidate said on Saturday after his son Uday levelled charges of "cash-for-ticket" against him.

"He stays at his maternal parents' home from the time of his birth and I divorced my wife in 2009. She stayed with me only for 6-7 months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce. I condemn the allegations. I have never discussed with my son anything about my candidature. I speak to him very rarely," Balbir told media persons, a day before the Capital is slated to vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

candidate's comments came after his son accused him of giving chief and Delhi's and Rs 6 crore in exchange of the West ticket. "Six crore rupees were given to and by my father in exchange of the West ticket. He joined politics in January and prior to that he had no experience in the political arena. I have credible evidence that he gave 6 crore to fight from this ticket," Uday said.

Claiming that his father tried to bail out former and 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar, he said: "He refused to give me money for my education and said that he would use it for his political endeavours. He was ready to use that money to give bail to Yashpal Singh and Sajjan Kumar, accused and convicts in 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was ready to fight a case for them. He personally told me this."

Delhi, where 7 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, will go to poll on May 12.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 16:44 IST