Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor, 2 Union Ministers On Pegasus List
As per the second part of the Pegasus Project, mobile phones of politicians, including cabinet ministers and opposition leaders, and bureaucrats were allegedly spied upon. A media report revealed that the second list of global investigation includes name of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, and Union Ministers, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Prahlad Patel.
As per a report in The Wire, these people are part of a list that includes more than 1,000 people who were being spied upon using the Pegasus software. Out of the 1,000 people, 300 of them have been verified.
The report said that the list had two phone numbers of Rahul Gandhi along with the numbers of his close aides and friends but since Rahul Gandhi had stopped using those numbers, it couldn’t be established if Pegasus was deployed again to spy on him. But many attempts were made to do the same.