Scared Modi government stalling no-trust vote, mocks Rahul Gandhi

26 March, 2018, 02:22 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad cited media reports about the opposition party's plan to use the firm's services for the next Lok Sabha elections and to boost its president Rahul Gandhi's profile. DH file

Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the NaMo app is sharing data with "American companies".

Raising the Nirav Modi issue and alleging that the diamantaire had run away with Rs 22,000 crore, the Congress president questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the matter.

While then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had nationalised the banks in the country in 1969, Modi had "affected" the banking system and the economy through policies like note ban, he said.

Gandhi was referring to a claim by French researcher Elliot Alderson, who alleged that information of those who have downloaded the app was being provided to third party U.S. company Clever Tap without the users' consent.

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Tuesday alleged that the Congress has links with Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting company, alleged to have harvested private data of Facebook, while warning the popular social networking site against any attempt to influence India's electoral process. The permissions required are all contextual and cause-specific", sources said, adding, "Each function asks for the specific permission when access is required. "We also take this opportunity to encourage Rahul Gandhi to download NaMo App to keep himself appraised of the good things happening in India (sic)", the party tweeted. Analytics and processing on the user data is done for offering users the most contextual content.

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Rahul tweeted, "Hi! My name is Narendra Modi". The data analysis firm is alleged to breach the data 50 million Facebook users.

The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.

Gandhi said Congress would give a tough fight to BJP in each and every booth and give them a crushing defeat. "He is so rattled by the Cambridge Analytica expose that he daily tries to divert attention from it, yesterday it was the judiciary and today it Namo App".

Ahead of the election in the 224-member assembly in Karnataka, the state has witnessed frequent visits by national leaders, from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "All they do is scare the masses about technology while they continue to steal data using "Brahmastra" of Cambridge Analytica".

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