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On Sunday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter alleging that the Narendra Modi app is leaking data to USA companies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi often uses the NaMo app to connect to the public and get their feedback on various issues.

Three days after calling the Janata Dal (Secular), the BJP's "B" team at a rally in Hassan, AICC President Rahul Gandhi continued his attack on the party, calling it 'Janata Dal Sangh Parivar!'

It also said: "Rahul Gandhi truly shows why he and his party have zero knowledge of technology".

In a counter attack, BJP's official handle stated, "Narendra Modi App is a unique App, which is unlike most Apps, gives access to users in "guest mode" without even any permission or data".

The development comes after revelations about Cambridge Analytica scandal causing allegations and counter allegations between the BJP and Congress. The data mining and analysis firm has come under the scanner for alleged breach of Facebook user data. "When you sign up for my official App, I give all your data to my friends in American companies".

The BJP claimed Facebook data has been misused not just in the USA elections in favour of Donald Trump, but also by the Congress in last year's assembly elections in Gujarat.

While the ruling Congress is trying to retain power in Karnataka, the BJP is eyeing to seize the southern state from it.

Apart from these, the two parties also crossed swords several times over the Aadhaar data security.

The Minister, while speaking at the valedictory function of '#Future", an IT event at Kochi on March 23, had stated that "We have absolutely no problems going and putting our fingerprints and iris and getting our whole body naked before a white man at all.

A fresh war of words erupted between the Congress and the BJP today over the Narendra Modi app, in the backdrop of the Facebook data misuse by disgraced British firm Cambridge Analytica.

The French cyber security researcher has also alleged that the domain, where the data of PM Modi's app users were being sent, was a phishing link, owned by a company G-Data.

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