The heat generated by the sensational disclosures involving Pegasus spying software has reached Uttarakhand. The state unit of Congress party would hold a protest march to Raj Bhawan on the issue on Thursday.
The spokesperson of Uttarakhand Congress R P Raturi said that in support of the demand of a judicial inquiry monitored by the Supreme Court (SC) on the phone tapping spying case using the Pegasus software and resignation of home minister Amit Shah on the issue, the Congress party would hold a protest march to Raj Bhawan on Thursday. He said the March led by Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh would commence from Dilaram market at 11 am on the day.
The PCC president Singh said that the shocking revelation prove that the BJP government is hell bent to weaken the democracy in the country. He said that the phones of politicians, journalists and other personalities were snooped on by the government which proves that the government wants to crush every dissenting voice and wants to get prior information of everything. He said that the opposition raised the issue of phone tapping in both houses of parliament on Wednesday and the government has gone on a back foot. Reacting strongly on the statement given by chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the PCC president said that the statement shows that the CM has no information on the phone tapping issue. He said that on one hand the union government is involved in spying on former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and many other personalities, the Uttarakhand CM is trying to put Congress on the dock on the issue.
“The Pegasus spying issue has rocked the country and the BJP government is shying away from ordering an inquiry on it. The Congress party has demanded that the home minister Amit Shah should resign on moral grounds. The Union government is bent on murdering democracy and the constitution. The Congress party has resolved to expose the whole conspiracy,’’ he said.