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Monsoon Session: Opposition Leaders in RS to Meet Today to Devise Strategy on Pegasus

Congress MPs in the Parliament will also have meetings of their own to discuss their strategies for the Monsoon session.

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RS Opposition leaders to meet today to make strategy to corner Centre on the Pegasus issue (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Opposition leaders from the Rajya Sabha will meet on Wednesday to devise a strategy to corner the Centre on the Pegasus spyware issue. Both the houses were repeatedly adjourned as the Opposition raised slogans against several issues one of which is Pegasus.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah hit the soul of Indian democracy by using Pegasus to spy on the critics, Opposition, and journalists.

Gandhi had also said that the entire Opposition is united and will not budge until the government comes out clean on the issue.

Congress MPs in the Parliament will also have meetings of their own to discuss their strategies for the Monsoon session.

The Opposition has been interrupting the Parliament on several issues such as Pegasus, rise inf fuel price, and farmers’ protest.

A joint investigation by various media organisations along with Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories, a French non-profit, had revealed that phones of journalists, human rights activists were hacked by using Pegasus, spyware developed by Israeli firm NSO Group.

Phones of over 40 journalists, Opposition leaders, a sitting judge, and two ministers of the Union government were hacked using the spyware, the report claims.

The reports have caused an uproar as the Opposition has been demanding answers from the government over the issue.

On Thursday, The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 -The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 will be introduced in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing.

Over in Rajya Sabha, The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 will be introduced for consideration and passing.

With inputs from ANI