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AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar paid Rs 6 crore to Kejriwal for ticket, claims his son

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Just a day before Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, a major controversy has erupted within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after the son of an AAP candidate today (Saturday, May 11) claimed that his father paid AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a sum of Rs 6 crores to get a ticket.

Aam Aadmi Party’s West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar’s son Uday Jakhar made controversial claims that his father had paid Kejriwal the amount for the ticket.

“He had told me that he had paid Kejriwal Rs 6 crores and I had warned him to not do such a thing and align with a tukde-tukde gang. The bribe was one of the problems,” Uday told the media.

He continued his attack on Kejriwal and said that the Delhi CM portrays a ‘clean image’ and said that it is an allegation against him.

“A person who has portrayed a clean imgae, Mr Arvind Kejriwal, who stands with Anna Hazare, bringer of hope for India and New Delhi, this is an allegation on him…that he has sold out West Delhi for Rs 6 crore,” he said.

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While expressing fear that he might be expelled from his family, Uday accused his father of not helping out with finances for his education but making sure he spent crores of rupees to bail out 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar and “pay Kejriwal” for a Lok Sabha ticket.

“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,” he claimed.

Balbir Jakhar later publicly clarified his stand and said that he does not stay with his estranged son ever since his divorce with his wife. He added that he speaks to his son rarely and has not spoken to him anything about his candidature.

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“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 and I divorced my wife in 2009. She stayed with me for only 6-7 months. His custody was granted to my wife after the divorce,” he said, news agency ANI reported.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Chirag Paswan joins BJP aligns against Kanwar Yatra regulation in UP

“We have to fill up this gap between these two classes,” he added.

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Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan has joined a chorus of BJP allies opposing a police advisory in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh asking restaurants or eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route to display the names of their owners.

Paswan said that he felt such steps are nothing but the creation of divisions along caste or religious lines. According to him, society is divided only into two classes “the rich and the poor” where people from all castes and religions are found. “We have to fill up this gap between these two classes,” he added.

“It is the responsibility of every government to work for the poor, and the poor include Dalits, backward classes, upper castes, and Muslims. Whenever this divide comes in the name of caste or religion, I do not think any taught youthful individual, independent of caste or religion, is influenced by such things”.

Another BJP ally, the Janata Dal-United, has also joined the chorus and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw its Muzaffarnagar order. JD(U) leader KC Tyagi pointed out that in Bihar, a much bigger Kanwar Yatra takes place without such restrictions. “The prohibitions in UP go against the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ propounded by the Prime Minister,” Tyagi said on Saturday while demanding withdrawal of the order as no such restrictions are there in Bihar, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand.

The advisory was also slammed by the Chaudhary-led RLD. According to RLD National General Secretary Trilok Tyagi, making nameplates compulsory for vendors is something wrong and illogical. Customers should have the freedom to choose where they want to shop, he said, citing double standards by pointing to no such restriction over alcohol.

He said if religious purity is the concern, then alcohol should also be banned. He made it clear that small shops run by the poor shall not be harassed. In short, Chirag Paswan and other BJP allies have opposed the new arrangements made in the eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route in Uttar Pradesh.

According to them, these would only lead to division of people where some actual problems of the society are not discussed or sorted out. Paswan and others called for bridging gaps between the rich and the poor and ensuring support for all sections of people with no discrimination based on caste or religion.

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Congress slams Rajasthan BJP MLA for his derogatory remarks against Muslims

36 children and 4 begums are wrong.

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Congress MLA Harimohan Sahrma on Wednesday slammed the BJP MLA Balmukundacharya for his derogatory remarks against Muslims saying, the ruling party’s intention is just to target the Muslim Community.

Earlier, the Rajasthan BJP MLA triggered a controversy after he targeted the Muslim community indirectly by saying, 36 children and 4 begums are wrong. According to him, the population control laws are the necessity of the hour.

In a video message shared on a social media platform, the BJP leader could be heard saying there is a huge problem with the increasing population. There is a community which has ‘chhatis bacche and char begum’. There are countless cases where this is wrong. There should be an equal law for everyone; otherwise, how will the country move forward, said BJP MLA.

Asserting that he said there is nothing wrong with population laws. The way the population is increasing, there is a need for more food and housing. This is a hurdle in growth. If we want to become a prosperous and developed country, there should be a collective agreement on this, and population laws should be made which is beneficial for all, he added.

He said that a sister came to his office and said she was the third wife of her husband, and he was going to bring her fourth. He said he advised her that now there is a law against it and she should take the help of the police. The BJP MLA further said that it is not a matter of government or non-government benefits rather the point is that in the country, some families say ’hum do hamare do’, while some say if birth is happening, let it happen as it is God’s will. There is a need to look at this, he asserted.

Earlier on Sunday, Urban Development and Housing Minister Jhabar Singh Kharra said efforts were being made by the Central government to ensure that every household who have more than two or three children will not get the benefits of any government facilities.

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Maharashtra: 4 top leaders quit Ajit Pawar’s party after Lok Sabha election Drubbing, to join Sharad Pawar’s NCP

Ajit Gavahane, Yash Sane, a student leader, and two former corporators, Rahul Bhosale and Pankaj Bhalekar were the leaders who have parted ways from Ajit Pawar’s party.

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In a major setback to Ajit Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party, four top leaders have resigned from the party in Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad after a poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha election and are set to join the Sharad Pawar-led party.

President of the Pimpri-Chinchwad unit, Ajit Gavahane, Yash Sane, a student leader, and two former corporators, Rahul Bhosale and Pankaj Bhalekar were the leaders who have parted ways from Ajit Pawar’s party.

Speaking to media, Gavahane said that he resigned from the party on July 16 and today “we will have a meeting with all ex-corporators of another Vidhan Sabha constituency. We will accordingly decide our upcoming strategy. We are going to take blessings of Pawar Sahab (Sharad Pawar). We will make a decision together”, he added.

The decision of leaders from the Ajit fraction comes amid buzz that they might shift their allegiance to the Sharad Pawar party. Earlier, speaking to the media, Sharad Pawar said those who tried to weaken his party would not be taken in, but he would welcome leaders who would not hurt the reputation of the party.

He said that those who wanted to weaken the party would not be taken in. But those leaders who would help strengthen the organization and not hurt the image of the party would be taken in, he added.

The Pawar family split into two political parties after a rebellion by Ajit Pawar against his uncle and NCP founder, Sharad Pawar, in 2023. Sharad Pawar remained in the Opposition camp, while Ajit Pawar joined the Mahayuti government led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and was rewarded with the post of his deputy.

Ajit Pawar’s party contested the Lok Sabha elections as part of the BJP-led NDA but only managed to win one seat, Raigad, while his uncle’s party secured eight seats.

 

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