New Delhi [India]: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi after an ex- Cambridge Analytica employee said the firm had worked with the grand old party.
A former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employee, Christopher Wylie, earlier in the day, said the firm had worked extensively in India and had offices and staff in the country too.
“Today the whistleblower Christopher Wylie has confirmed that Cambridge Analytics worked with Congress. This has exposed Rahul Gandhi who was denying all along,” the law minister said.
“Congress and Rahul Gandhi must now apologize,” Prasad added.
According to reports, Christopher said this while deposing in front of UK lawmakers.
“I believe their (Cambridge Analytica) client was Congress. I don’t remember a national project but I know regionally. India is so big that one state can be as big as Britain,” Wylie was seen saying in a video of the deposition.
He went on to say that CA had offices in India and employed staff.
According to media reports, Wylie had earlier alleged that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used data harvested from more than 50 million Facebook users to help US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Wylie had worked with the CA between 2014 and 2015. (ANI)