‘Yes or No’: Did govt buy Pegasus spyware, Rahul Gandhi asks | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the opposition parties want to ask just one question: Has the government of India bought Pegasus? Yes or No.”
“Did the government use Pegasus weapon against its own people? We have been told clearly by the government that no discussion will take place on Pegasus in the House,” he told reporters outside the Parliament building.
“I want to know from the youth of the country – Narendra Modi Ji has sent a weapon in your phone. This weapon has been used against me, Supreme Court, many leaders, people in the press and activists. So why it should not be discussed in the House,” Gandhi asserted.
“We do not want to compromise on the issues of inflation, Pegasus, and farmers’ issues. We want discussion in the House,” Gandhi said.
Amid a stalemate in Parliament over the Pegasus snooping issue, leaders of various opposition parties on Wednesday met and decided to submit similar adjournment notices on the matter.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attended the meeting at the chamber of the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.
The meeting chaired by Kharge was attended by opposition leaders from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and discussed the joint opposition strategy to corner the government on the issue.
Gandhi had attended a similar meeting of opposition leaders of Lok Sabha on Tuesday evening.
Names of several opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, activists and 40 Indian journalists appeared on the leaked list of potential targets for surveillance by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware, according to reports published in The Wire.
The government has been denying all opposition allegations in the matter.
(With inputs from agencies)





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