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CAT paper leak kingpin runs for polls

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | February 05, 2005 15:23 IST
Last Updated: February 05, 2005 18:44 IST

Ranjit Singh, the main accused in the Common Admission Test question paper leak of 2003, is contesting the Bihar assembly election as a Lok Janshakti Party candidate.

CAT is the entrance examination for the premier management institutes in India, including the Indian Institute of Management's six branches across the country.

Ranjit is the LJP candidate from Hilsa in his home district Nalanda. The district votes on February 23 in the third and final phase of the elections.

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LJP is led by Union minister Ramvilas Paswan.

The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Ranjit and three others in 2003 for selling CAT question papers to aspiring business school students. The CBI charge sheeted him and he is currently in Beur jail.

The don is no newcomer to politics. Last year, he tried to get an LJP ticket to contest elections from Nalanda but no political party was ready to take him in. He contested as an independent candidate from Begusarai and lost.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Cat kingpin

Politics indeed is the last refuge of scoundrels. The quality of candidates in UP and Bihar underline this stark truth about our politicians.

Posted by viswanath

Sub: disgusting politics

the state of affairs in bihar is not ggod. god save bihar.that is only thing i can say

Posted by manav

Sub: cat leak kingpin runs for polls...

This has got to be the biggest joke of our times. Electing a know scamster to a position of responsibility will endager whatever is left ...

Posted by Siddharth

Sub: do the parties have any morale

It seems that political parties in Bihar believe that the victory can only be ensured by candidates with criminal background. This should be good news ...

Posted by Manish


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