Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accusing the Modi-led government of using Pegasus spyware as a weapon of surveillance against the people of India. He said that his phones were tapped by the government.
He said that his phones were tapped. He even got calls from the Intelligence Bureau (IB). He told the media persons that IB officials called him and said to be aware that his phone is being tapped. He said his security staff was asked to report on everything.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement comes days after it was reported by The Wire news portal that Rahul was on the list of potential targets. The Pegasus Controversy has sparked political drama in the nation. Rahul alleged that the Modi government is using Pegasus as a weapon.
Rahul Gandhi also claimed that his friends were called to inform him that he is being tapped. He demanded a judicial inquiry on the matter. He said that he represents the voice of people and an attack on him is an attack on the voice of people. The judicial inquiry has been rejected by the government.
The controversy came when the monsoon session in the parliament started. The daily revelation of potential targets has sparked fury in the nation. The central government has denied allegations of surveillance.
The leaked database contains the number of Rahul Gandhi, two currently serving union ministers, Anil Ambani, and 40 journalists. However, it is not conclusive that all the phone numbers were hacked or not.
He put the fact that only a government can buy Pegasus spyware and for buying Pegasus the signature of either PM or Home minister is needed. This clearly implies that Gandhi claims that government has a role in the Pegasus controversy.
The Congress party has decided to raise its voice against the Pegasus surveillance reports in the monsoon session of parliament.