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Thiruvananthapuram: Escalating his attack on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday asked him to show courage to admit that he was admitted into the Indian Institute of Technology by some “skulduggery" and not competitive exams.

Citing an RTI reply to claim that the Aam Aadmi Party leader had no rank and marksheet for his IIT entrance, Swamy suggested that he joined the institute in Kharagpur due to his father’s links as vacancies there were filled “illegally" by its managing board between 1952 and 2005.

“It has been going on regularly and Kejriwal’s father was an employee of Jindal’s factory.

“So the man who talks about the poor being denied the privileges and so on is himself a product of these privileges and he has never publicly owned it. It is not his fault. His father got it. But he should have the courage to admit it," he told a press conference.

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Asking him to explain, Swamy questioned, “Did he get into the IIT through merit or he got in by this skulduggery that used to take place". The RTI reply was a clear sign that Kejriwal joined the IIT through some other method, he alleged.

Kejriwal, an IIT Kharagpur passout who later joined the Indian Revenue Service, had taken admission in the institute in 1980 from where he was awarded a B.Tech (Hons) degree.

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