Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of ‘Treason’, Demands Amit Shah’s Resignation

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Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of ‘Treason’, Demands
Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “treason”, while also demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah. He also called for a judicial inquiry into the allegations of surveillance using the Pegasus spyware.

Rahul Gandhi said, “Pegasus is classified by the Israeli state as a weapon, and that weapon is supposed to be used against terrorists. The Prime Minister and the Home Minister have used this weapon against the Indian state and our institutions. They have used it politically, they have used it in Karnataka. The only word for this is treason.”

Pegasus was again the centre of discussions in the monsoon session of the parliament on Friday, leading to adjournments of both houses.

Rahul Gandhi’s name has been in the list of potential targets. Phones of at least five of Rahul Gandhi’s close friends and aides were identified as being potential targets. These include Alankar Sawai and Sachin Rao. 

BJP Spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore said that if Rahul Gandhi feels that he was being tapped, then he should submit his phone to a probe agency. He also said that the Congress was using this issue to stall the Parliament. 

The government has said that there is an “international conspiracy” against India and the reports around the Pegasus spyware are intended to malign the country. Opposition leaders have build up their protests against the alleged surveillance, with TMC MP Santanu Sen snatching and tearing up the statement on Pegasus, that Electronics and Information Technology Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw had. He was later suspended from the rest of the monsoon session. 

French journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International in their investigation, released a list of 300 Indians and 50,000 people worldwide, who were allegedly targets of the spyware. 

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