Modi govt should also take ‘credit’ for card data breach: Congress

Demanding that the government make a full disclosure on the extent of this "theft", he wanted it to inform all those affected by this leak and ensure that the banks compensate all card holders for their loss.

By: PTI | Updated: October 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Debit card, ATM card fraud, ATM card scam, ATM cards controversy, Debit card scam “In China, Russia, Indonesia, the US, there are hackers who have stolen lists of 65 lakh card holders. While these lists were being stolen, the nations ‘Chowkidar’, Narendra Modi was sleeping,” party spokesman Ajoy Kumar told reporters. (Representational Picture)

Congress on Friday latched on to biggest debit card breach in India to take pot shot at the Narendra Modi government telling the Prime Minister that it should take credit for this first ever “surgical strike” from hackers in the US and China. “In China, Russia, Indonesia, the US, there are hackers who have stolen lists of 65 lakh card holders. While these lists were being stolen, the nations ‘Chowkidar’, Narendra Modi was sleeping,” party spokesman Ajoy Kumar told reporters.

Demanding that the government make a full disclosure on the extent of this “theft”, he wanted it to inform all those affected by this leak and ensure that the banks compensate all card holders for their loss.

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“There are very few occurrences of this magnitude in the world. And these lists were stolen on Modiji’s watch. This
government has a habit of saying that it is the first government to do anything. Well it is the first government to
let lists of cardholders get stolen,” he said suggesting that it should take credit for this ‘surgical strike’.

He lamented that instead of the NDA government fulfilling its promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh in each citizen’s account by bringing back black money stashed abroad, “money is being taken out of the people’s account in Modi’s India”.

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    Deeply Concerned
    Oct 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    What about JIO fraud on customers, that product was endorsed and advertised by super model Modi ????
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    i
    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm
    Have Congi goons ever taken credit for thousands and thousands of crores worth of scams done in last 70 years?
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    Rohith
    Oct 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm
    They are going to say UPA is responsible for this. Who gave permission for internet banking and debit cards in the country? It was UPA.
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    Venkataraman Jagadesan
    Oct 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    How many congress people are involved in this scam? The congress party is highly PRONE TO BIG SCAMS AND NOW THEY SHOULD CO-OPERATE WITH THE INVESTIGATION TO CLEAR THEIR NAME. Jai HInd.
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    KS KUMAR
    Oct 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    Modi govt has got guts to admit something has gone wrong and initiate corrective measures. Compare this with how UPA tried to brazen out issues. Let us leave older issues like Bofors or 1984 macre. 2G scam - UPA told that there was no scam till CAG submitted the report. Even after that Manmohan Singh certified that Raja was a good man. He was thrown out of cabinet only after orders from SC. Take coal scam. Kapil Sibal advanced zero loss theory. Chdu told that coal is safe in the womb of mother earth. So please compare reactions. Modi is ready to take up any challenge and now push it under the carpet.
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    mady
    Oct 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm
    It is a malicious software which was induced on hitachi resulted in this theft. How on earth would Modi prevent this? Congres has gone bankruptcy with ideas that is why blaming modi for everything.
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    S Subramaniam
    Oct 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    What Congress is saying that the fraudulent payments are far less as compared to the scams or corruption during UPA regime. Congress should blame anything and everything for Narendra Modiji.
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    Niladrinath Mohanty
    Oct 21, 2016 at 11:03 pm
    To Congress Party's Spokesperson- make some sensible comments.
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