He further claimed that reports of him targeting Arun Jaitley and of the party being angry with him were also false.

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Continuing his recent string of attacks on various political figures, Subramanian Swamy while speaking at a news conference on Saturday claimed that Arvind Kejriwal did not secure a rank in IIT and Sonia Gandhi wanted a state of emergency declared in 2012.

Speaking to ANI, he said: “Last row of RTI column shows that Kejriwal has no rank (IIT). He probably came through other methods.” He also reportedly said that, “In 2012, Sonia Gandhi had decided to declare a state of emergency in the country by cooking up false Hindu terror charges."

He further claimed that reports of him targeting Arun Jaitley and of the party being angry with him were also false. He told ANI: “All such reports are false. I am addressing party meetings. These are rumours. If I want to target someone, I do it openly. In fact, Mr Jaitley looks very smart in a coat.”

Swamy also traded verbal blows with Robert Vadra, after the latter took a swipe at Swamy by saying that he was not giving due respect to waiters by making despicable remarks about their profession. Swamy, in an apparent dig at Jaitley, had said that Indian ministers who wear a coat and tie while abroad look like waiters and must stick to Indian clothes.

Vadra in his Facebook post said, "Undermining waiters who work hard for a living; making condescending and derogatory remarks about them is deplorable and classist".

Swamy soon got back at Vadra and said that he should concentrate on staying out of jail instead of making political comments. He also reportedly said that the reason Vadra objected to his statement was because Vadra’s mother had been a waitress. “Vadra's mother was a waitress in a small restaurant on England. Perhaps this is why he felt bad when I spoke about waiters,” India Today reported him as saying.  

The war of words with Vadra is an offshoot of Swamy’s battle with Jaitley, who had asked Swamy to exercise restraint after his recent attacks against the Chief Economic Adviser, Arvind Subramanian, and the Economic Affairs Secretary, Shaktikanta Das.

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