All India Trinamool Congress General Secretary and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek on Thursday demanded an explanation from the Centre over the Pegasus controversy after his phone along with his personal secretary were reportedly snooped on.
Abhishek was seen sloganeering “BJP ki jasoosi nahi chalegi… Tanashahi nahi chalegi” (BJP’s spying will not be allowed. The dictatorship of BJP will not be tolerated) in the Lok Sabha as the Monsoon Session of Parliament saw several adjournments over farm laws, mishandling of Covid-19 pandemic and the snooping issue.
Lok Sabha was adjourned till 4 pm on Thursday due to ruckus created by Opposition leaders. This has been the third adjournment in the day after Parliament resumed in the morning, as there was uproar over Pegasus Project, farmers protest and other issues.
Trinamool Congress MPs met Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy at his residence in Delhi along with Abhishek and election strategist Prashant Kishor. It was decided in the meeting that the TMC MPs should continue raising the issue of Pegasus surveillance in Parliament every day until PM Modi or home minister Amit Shah don’t comply with their questions.
TMC has been seeking answers from the BJP on the following questions over Pegasus:
1. Has the government purchased Pegasus? If yes, then when?