In a press conference today, President of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi discussed the Pegasus Spyware that was used to spy on past and current ministers, journalists and judges. The spyware is only provided to governments and not to any private organisations.
Gandhi talked about the recent statement by the SC where it said that the matter will be further assessed.
“We are happy that Supreme Court has accepted to look into the Pegasus issue. We will raise this issue again in Parliament. We will try to have a debate in Parliament. I am sure the BJP will not like to have a debate on this,” said Gandhi.
“Pegasus is an attempt to crush Indian democracy. It is a big step that the Supreme Court has said that they will look into this matter. I am confident that we will get the truth out of this,” he added.
Gandhi said, “During last Parliament session, we raised Pegasus issue. Today, SC has given its opinion & supported what we were saying. We were asking 3 questions -who authorised Pegasus, who was it used against and did any other country have access to information of our people?”
Gandhi asked, “Pegasus was used against CMs, former PMs, BJP’s ministers among others. Was PM & HM getting the data obtained through the use of Pegasus?”
“If the data of phone tapping of Election Commission, CEC & Opposition leaders are going to PM, then it’s a criminal act,” he added.