Pegasus Row: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his recent statement on the ‘Pegasus’ issue at Cambridge University.
He said, “Rahul Gandhi is again creating a ruckus on foreign soil. He has Pegasus in his mind. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s respect has increased worldwide and big leaders are saying. What is Italian to Rahul Gandhi? Must listen.” PM said about PM Modi,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.
Anurag Thakur said, “Yesterday’s (election) results show that Congress has been wiped out once again. Congress is not able to accept people’s mandate and yesterday’s results show that people trust PM Modi.” Are.”
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday during his lecture at the prestigious Cambridge University referred to the Pegasus row that created a political stir in India a few months ago.
Rahul said, “A large number of political leaders have Pegasus on their phones. I myself had Pegasus installed on my phone. I have received calls from intelligence officers who say please be careful what you say on the phone because we can recording.” He said, “There are cases registered against the opposition. There are many criminal cases registered against me, which should not be under criminal cases.”
Gandhi further said that as an opposition, it is very difficult to communicate with the people when there is such an attack on the media and the democratic structure.
Keshav Prasad Maurya on Rahul Gandhi’s statement:
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also reacted to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement saying that he has tarnished India’s image on foreign soil.
Supreme Court on Pegasus spyware controversy:
In August 2022, the Supreme Court said that a technical panel appointed by it to investigate unauthorized use of Pegasus found some malware in five of 29 mobile phones it examined, but could not conclude that it was caused by Israeli spyware. . After perusing the report submitted by former apex court judge RV Raveendran, Chief Justice NV Ramana also said that the central government did not cooperate with the Pegasus probe.
The top court last year ordered an inquiry into allegations of Israeli spyware being used by government agencies for targeted surveillance of politicians, journalists and activists and appointed technical and supervisory committees to look into the Pegasus row. The media union had given the report. 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on the list of potential targets.
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