New Delhi: Congress MP Manickam Tagore has handed an Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on “Pegasus Project” media report issue on Tuesday.
“I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely-to discuss the involvement of the Government agencies in unlawful snooping of individuals including Election commissioners, Supreme Court Judges, Opposition leaders and journalists through Israeli Spyware Pegasus and to direct the government to take appropriate action,” wrote Tagore to the Lok Sabha Secretary-General.
On Sunday, an international media consortium reported that more than 300 verified mobile phone numbers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders, two serving ministers and one sitting judge besides scores of business persons and activists in India might have been targeted for hacking.
However, the government has dismissed the allegations, stating they have “no concrete basis or truth associated with it whatsoever”.
Meanwhile, Congress has demanded a through independent probe into the snooping scandal.
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has also alleged that PM Modi and the Home Minister Amit Shah are both invalided in the Pegasus scandal.
He also demanded that the Home Minister should resign from his position before the probe takes place on the above-mentioned matter.
“PM and HM are involved in snooping on Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, journalists & even Union ministers,” LoP in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge said on Pegasus report.
“Before a probe, Amit Shah sahab should resign and an inquiry should be conducted against Modi sahab,” Kharge added.
In response, Amit Shah come out and said the matter was being amplified by few people with the sole purpose of humiliating the country.
He then went on to assert that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s main priority is “national welfare”.
“People have often associated this phrase with me in lighter vein but today I want to seriously say – the timing of the selective leaks, the disruptions…Aap Chronology Samajhiye!” Shah said in a statement.
“This is a report by the disrupters for the obstructers. Disrupters are global organisations which do not like India to progress. Obstructers are political players in India who do not want India to progress. People of India are very good at understanding this chronology and connection,” he added.