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The war of words between the Congress and the BJP on data sharing spiralled today with Rahul Gandhi dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians" while Union minister Smriti Irani saying even "Chhota Bheem" knows it is not snooping.

Gandhi's accusations came just days after the BJP accused the Congress of hiring Cambridge Analytica in India, which is under scrutiny for improperly harvesting the personal data of Facebook users to influence elections in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Even after the NaMo app revelations, the Congress and the BJP had an accusatory exchange, after Elliot Alderson revealed that when a person applied for membership in the official INCIndia app, the personal data was sent to a server located in Singapore.

On Monday, Gandhi hit back again tweeting that: "If as PM he wants to use tech to communicate with India, no problem".

Irani took a swipe at Gandhi, asking him if his team had misunderstood his demand to get "NaMo" app deleted and instead removed "WithINC" from the Google store.

It coincides with government's warning of consequences to Facebook if the election process in India was interfered with, in light of the political storm over alleged breach of FB data by election management company Cambridge Analytics to influence poll outcomes in other countries including the US.

BJP chief Shah had also blamed the opposition for the impasse in Parliament and asked the MPs to hold press conferences in their parliamentary constituencies to highlight the matter. "This is not only data theft but also robbery of public money".

"As is usual with the BJP, they did not tell you that the "WithINC" app had only 15,000 downloads". He called upon people to devise a campaign to spread awareness of Yoga.

In his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister said: "Preventive healthcare is most cheap and easy". There were allegations that it may have meddled in Indian elections as well, as BJP and the Congress had reportedly used the services of a partner Company named Ovleno Business Intelligence. "Please visit us again in a while to access the INC membership process...' What is the Congress party trying to hide?", Malviya tweeted. New seaports are being constructed on a number of seaways of India and infrastructure is being strengthened at old ports.

  • Tracy Klein