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Rahul Gandhi's Another Jab At Govt, Points Out 5 'Leaks', Calls 'Chowkidaar' Weak

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| March 29 , 2018 , 13:34 IST

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday tweeted another jibe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, pointing out a series of 5 'leaks' that have taken place recently, calling the 'chowkidaar (guard)' weak, in a veiled reference to the government.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted "Kitne Leak? Data leak, Aadhaar leak, SSC Exam leak, Election Date leak, CBSE paper leak, Har cheez main leak hai, Chowkidaar weak hai #BasEk Aur Saal," summarising the series of leaks that have taken place in recent times.

The 'Data Leak' referred to the reports of UK data firm Cambridge Analytica using private Facebook data to influence the US Presidential elections, as well as reports that Cambridge Analytica had Indian political parties as clients as well. Soon after the Facebook data leaks came to light, fresh reports claimed that the Prime Minister's Narendra Modi app also leaked data.

While Aadhaar leaks have been proven in the past, a fresh leak was also alleged but was rejected by issuing authority UIDAI.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) leak of its exam held on February 21 led to massive protests from students demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident, which was agreed upon by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on March 5.

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The Election Date leak refers to the announcement of the Karnataka state Assembly election dates on March 27, when BJP's IT Head Amit Malviya tweeted the election dates even before the official announcement made by the Election Commission. Malviya deleted his tweet soon after but a controversy was triggered nonetheless. He stated that his tweet was made on the basis of an alert by Times Now, but in any case the date was leaked before the official announcement by the Election Commission.

The most recent 'leak' took place with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) when the board announced on Wednesday that re-exams would be conducted for the Class X Mathematics and Class XII Economics due to leaks of their respective question papers.