The shocking revelations in the Pegasus report are expected to create uproar in Parliament again as Congress and AAP have tabled formal requests for discussions.
The Monsoon session of the parliament began on a stormy note. Following this, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the proceedings till 11 am on Tuesday. Something similar happened to the Rajya Sabha. Today, media reports on the Pegasus project regarding phone hacking could cause a commotion in both the houses. Regarding this, Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given notice for adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha while Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has given notice for discussion in the Rajya Sabha in zero hour.
Congress MP KC Venugopal has given a notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to suspend the business and discuss the alleged usage of Pegasus spyware by the Government
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to hold an all-party meeting at 6 pm today. In this meeting, the government can give a presentation to the opposition regarding Govt’s pandemic preparedness. The government can share a roadmap for further preparations for vaccination. At the same time, the preparations for the third wave of Coronavirus may also be discussed in the meeting.
On the first day, uproar over the Pegasus report
On the first day of the parliament, the opposition besieged the government over the Corona management, the farmers’ movement, rising diesel-petrol prices and the Rafale fighter jet case. Even before the government took over, there was an uproar over the case of Israeli spyware Pegasus being used to spy phones of Indian citizens. Later, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav came forward to defend the government. Amit Shah and Ravishankar Prasad also targeted the opposition. When Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Prashant Kishor were also named in the list, the opposition demanded the resignation of Amit Shah.
Claims in the report- Modi’s ministers are also in the Snooping list
The report said that not only Congress leader but also Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who defended the government in Parliament, were also targeted by hacking.
1. The list also included calls from Leader of the Opposition Rahul Gandhi and Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2. The name of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who defended the government in Parliament, was also included in this list.
3. The name of election strategist Prashant Kishor is also mentioned in this list. He was the one who designed PM Modi’s campaign in 2014.
4. The list also includes the name of former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, who had disagreed with the Election Commission’s decision on the complaint against Modi-Shah in the 2019 elections.