At a press conference, union minister Meenakshi Lekhi said: “The behavior of the TMC deputy was shameful today when he took the papers from union minister Vaishnaw when speaking about the Pegasus controversy.”
He said that the shameful behavior of the opposition has happened shortly after the recent incident when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed to introduce the new ministers in parliament.
Lekhi further said that mythical characters were created to tarnish the country’s image, so the chronology of the entire Pegasus controversy must be understood correctly. Lekhi said Amnesty has made it clear that the list is not real but indicative, making it clear that the entire spyware controversy is not a beginning.
He said the responsibility to provide evidence of “forbidden” and “functional” history rests with those who have been highlighting and accumulating it.
Lekhi said that either because of the behavior of opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha today or when the prime minister introduced his new ministers, the opposition has stalled parliament proceedings at a time when new Data protection invoice it must be introduced and also to avoid a decent debate in parliament that exposes previous governments and the arguments that will go in favor of the government on the management of the pandemic.
The opposition does not allow the parliament to function at a time when the government is trying to develop a new ecosystem to protect Indian data and its people, he added.
A few days after accusing the Israeli firm, the NSO Group From supplying its’ Pegasus’ spyware to governments and linking it to a list of smartphone numbers, Amnesty International has taken a 180 degree turn and said they never claimed that the so-called ‘list’ of activists’ phone number, journalists and politicians was from people who were spied on through Pegasus spyware.
Using many contradictory words and excuses, Amnesty International now claims that their alleged list, which was published on various media portals around the world, is nothing more than a list that they believe would be the potential interests of the NSO.
Following the postponement of the Rajya Sabha, a verbal dispute broke out between BJP MPs and TMC MPs after MP Shantanu Sen snatched the papers from the minister and tore them up. The bailiffs intervened to control the situation.
Later a meeting of Parliamentary affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, House Leader in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, TI Minister Ashwin Vaishnaw, Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and V Murleedharan misbehaved towards TI Minister by TMC MP.