Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath slammed SP-BSP and said that their 'opportunistic' faces are again out for people of Uttar Pradesh to see.
The Congress has been raising the issues of PNB scam, the Supreme Court's order on SC/ST Act and the death of 39 Indians who were abducted by ISIS in Iraq.
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Adityanath was emulating the British by ruling through the policy of "divide and rule".
Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Cambridge Analytica had been accused of using "sex, sleaze and fake news" to influence elections and asked if the Congress too planned to walk the same path.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also rejected the Congress' claim that it had never used the services of Cambridge Analytica, and insisted that the opposition party and Gandhi did do it.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We welcome FB profile in India, but if any data theft of Indians is done through collusion of Facebook, it shall not be tolerated, and the government has stringent powers under the IT Act, which it shall use."
"Problem: 39 Indians dead; Govt on the mat, caught lying. Solution: Invent story on Congress & Data Theft. Result: Media networks bite bait; 39 Indians vanish from radar. Problem solved," Gandhi tweeted on Thursday.
The Congress also hit back alleging that the "BJP's factory of fake news has produced one more fake product", and accused it of hiring the firm's services in several elections, including in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
The development comes amid speculation that Solanki (65) might be replaced by a young leader with an eye on the 2019 general elections.
Sidhu, who had joined BJP in 2004, switched political allegiance to Congress just ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections in 2017.
The judgement pronounced yesterday was described as unfortunate with the Congress claiming it had led to a "sense of insecurity" among dalits and other oppressed classes.
Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said that it was the BJP which hired the services of the controversial firm during Bihar and Gujarat elections.
"Congress should explain why it is associated with companies such as Cambridge Analytica. Why is it reliant on data manipulation and data theft to win the elections?," the senior BJP leader asked.
A government official said the chief minister has invited leaders of the Congress and the BJP to attend the meeting to be held with the committee at the Delhi Secretariat.
According to sources, Congress is likely to choose a new president between Jitin Prasad, Rajesh Mishra and Laliteshpati Tripathi.
Ananth Kumar's remarks came a day after the Karnataka Cabinet decided to recommend to the Centre grant of religious minority status for the numerically strong Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community.
Randeep Surjewala said the Modi government has "crossed all limits of insensitivity" as it preferred to make the announcement on television rather than calling up every families and informing them individually.