Mamata Banerjee Herself Uses Pegasus For Snooping, Claims Bengal BJP
The BJP’s West Bengal unit on Thursday countered the assault of the Trinamool Congress on the Pegasus snooping scandal alleging that Mamata Banerjee authorities has been utilizing the identical Israeli spy ware to watch her political opponents, journalists, authorities officers and even her personal occasion leaders and ministers.
Offering no proof or particulars to again the declare, the BJP’s state president Dillip Ghosh mentioned that his occasion, which has been underneath assault by on the nationwide degree, doesn’t imagine within the tradition of cellphone tapping.
The Trinamool rubbished the cost saying that solely the authorities of a rustic can use the providers of the corporate that sells Pegasus.
“Mamata Banerjee has put her opponents, journalists, officials, her own party leaders and ministers under surveillance using Pegasus,” Mr Ghosh instructed reporters.
Claiming that Trinamool leaders preserve contact amongst themselves by means of WhatsApp, the place the dialog is encrypted, Mr Ghosh mentioned, “They (Trinamool) don’t make normal phone calls or share SMSs as they know that everything is being tapped.”
The BJP would not imagine within the tradition of cellphone tapping and it’s the tradition of the Congress, the place Mamata Banerjee started her political innings, he mentioned.
Reacting to Mr Ghosh’s startling declare, senior Trinamool chief and minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee mentioned everybody is aware of that solely a rustic can use the providers of the Israeli firm “even if clandestinely”.
“Dilip-babu is known for wild claims. His comments on phone tapping has no basis,” he instructed PTI.
“But he should remember that peddling such lies will only harm the spirit of truth and principle in politics. It violates the religion of politics,” Mr Chatterjee added.
A world media consortium has lately reported that over 300 verified cell phone numbers, together with of two central ministers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders apart from scores of enterprise individuals and activists in India, might have been focused for hacking utilizing the Israeli spy ware Pegasus, which is normally equipped to authorities businesses.
The Indian authorities and Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, which sells Pegasus spy ware worldwide, have individually refuted the studies.