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Pegasus snooping row: Chidambaram asks why is India not concerned when France has initiated probe

Chidambaram said France is concerned, Israel is concerned, other countries are concerned, only the government of India is not concerned

Former Union Minister and Congress MP P Chidambaram has raised concerns over Pegasus spying row, saying every day there is mounting evidence that something went wrong. He said the snooping case is growing larger and ominous day by day and the question is, did something go wrong in India? If something did go wrong in India, who was responsible for it, he asked.

He said that the Israeli Prime Minister is meeting France President Emanuel Macron, not to have dinner at a French restaurant. He is flying to France to apologize and make peace with President Macron who was snooped upon too.

Taking a dig at the Central government, the Congress MP said France is concerned, Israel is concerned, other countries are concerned, only the government of India is not concerned. Isn’t that strange?

About 300 Indians including 40 journalists, politicians were snooped upon by using Spyware Pegasus which include former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, two union ministers – Ashwini Vaishnaw, Prahlad Singh Patel, and former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.

Pegasus, which is sold by the Israeli company, NSO Group, only offers its spyware to vetted governments.

However, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in Delhi and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe in the Pegasus snoop gate row. She also said that the PM should call an all-party meeting on the Pegasus issue.

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Mamata Banerjee had on Monday announced to form a two-member panel headed by the retired Supreme Court judge MV Lokur and former Calcutta High Court judge Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya to probe the alleged snooping of public figures using the Pegasus spyware.

In other India news, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said any Opposition leader can lead the group for the 2024 elections

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