P Chidambaram On Pegasus Row


'PM Can Answer For All Ministries. Why Is He Silent?': Former Home Minister On Pegasus Row

“Only PM can answer on behalf of ALL ministries/departments. Why is he silent?” P Chidambaram requested

New Delhi:

A day after the Defence Ministry acknowledged that it didn’t have any transaction with the NSO Group, which is on the centre of the Pegasus row, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram at this time mentioned solely Prime Minister Narendra Modi can reply on behalf of all ministries and departments over the difficulty and requested “why is he silent?”

NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance software program firm, has been beneath rising assault following allegations that its Pegasus software program was used for surveillance of telephones of individuals in a number of international locations, together with India.

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, whereas replying to a query in Rajya Sabha on Monday, mentioned, “Ministry of Defence has not had any transaction with NSO Group Technologies.”

Reacting to the event, Mr Chidambaram tweeted, “MoD has ‘absolved’ itself of any deal with the NSO Group, Israel. Assuming, MoD is correct, that takes out one Ministry/Department. What about the remaining half-a-dozen usual suspects?”

“Only the PM can answer on behalf of ALL ministries/departments. Why is he silent?” the previous Home Minister mentioned.

An worldwide media consortium has reported that over 300 verified Indian cell phone numbers, together with that of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, union ministers Prahlad Singh Patel and Ashwini Vaishnaw, businessman Anil Ambani, and at the least 40 journalists, have been on the listing of potential targets for surveillance utilizing Israeli agency NSO Group’s Pegasus surveillance software program.

The authorities has been denying all Opposition allegations within the matter.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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