Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitted that India’s Congress party was the company’s client. In a deposition to UK House of Commons, Wylie named Congress as one of the clients. However, he said that while the data analytics firm worked with the party to do “all kinds of work,” he does not remember the company working on a national project. The company did work with the company at a regional level, he said, adding that he would be willing to share the documentation that he has.

People took to Twitter to express their dismay. “Will the Congress depend on data theft and manipulation via Facebook to win elections?” they tweeted.

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took to Twitter to lambast Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi and said that he must apologize to the Indian people.

Reports also claim that Rahul Gandhi and a few other members of the Opposition met with Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO Alexander Nix to discuss electoral strategy for UPA.

According to reports, the Congress party paid the data analytics firm Rs.500 crore to Rs.600 crore to help Gandhi win the elections.

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