Rahul Gandhi attacks government by Aarogya Setu app, Ravi Shankar Prasad responds

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi On Saturday he attacked the government over the concerns of the evoking a strong response from the Union minister who said the leader told a new lie daily.

The BJP lead leader said the app is a powerful companion that protects people in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier alleged that the Aarogya Setu app is a sophisticated surveillance system outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data and privacy concerns in India.

While responding to the allegations, Prasad said the app has a robust data security architecture.

Investigating the leader and the Congress party, Prasad added that those who have been devoted to surveillance throughout their lives will not know how technology can be harnessed forever.

Daily, a new lie. Aarogya Setu is a powerful companion that protects people. It has a strong data security architecture. Those who have dedicated themselves to surveillance throughout their lives will not know how technology can be harnessed forever! Prasad said in a tweet.

Clarifying that the app is not outsourced to any private operator, Prasad asked Rahul Gandhi to stop outsourcing his tweets to his cronies who do not understand India.

Aarogya Setu is now being appreciated globally. The application is NOT subcontracted to any private operator. Mr. Gandhi it really is time for you to stop outsourcing your tweets to your buddies who don't understand India, added the minister.

The central government said on Saturday that it made it mandatory for all its employees to download the Aarogya setu application and urged private individuals to also ask their employees to use it.

The Union Home Office also said the mobile app will be mandatory for people living in Covid-19 containment areas.