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House panel to probe Pegasus issue in AP


After West Bengal chief minister Mamatha Benerji levelled the allegation that AP government with Chandrababu Naidu as chief minister had purchased the Pegasus spyware, the Assembly had an extensive debate on the issue on Monday.

The house took up discussion on the motion moved by chief whip G Srikanth Reddy in which several MLAs and Ministers Buggana Rajendranath, Kurasala Kanna Babu and others participated. They alleged that the TDP government had indulged in misuse of peoples’ information for its political gains.

Though then IT minister Nara Lokesh and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu denied the allegation, the Ministers and MLAs in the House wanted a thorough enquiry into the issue. They also wanted the use of the Real Time Governance Society (RTGS) by the TDP government to be probed.

The Ministers alleged that the TDP had conducted surveys in the state on peoples’ satisfaction over the government programmes. The government collected the data wherever people expressed displeasure and sent the data to the TDP office. The TDP in office had sent the names for deletion from the voter list, the ministers said.

However, the YSR Congress had intervened timely and stopped the TDP’s ploy and thus saved the state from the TDP’s conspiracy. The Ministers also recalled that a case was registered and some people were arrested in connection with the misuse of peoples’ information by the TDP government in those days.

Speaker Thammineni Sitharam announced the constitution of a house committee to probe into the allegation. He said he would announce the names of the members in the house committee at a later date. The committee will probe into the Pegasus spyware use and the misuse of public information by the TDP before the 2019 general elections.

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Revanth trying to fix KCR in Pegasus spyware issue!


Pegasus spyware issue is rocking the nation for the past three days. The BJP government at the Centre is under attack from all quarters for allegedly using Israel based Pegasus software to hack phones of Opposition leaders, media organizations, journalists and judges of various courts etc.

The ongoing Parliament session is facing disruption with severe protests from Opposition parties in the House.

TPCC chief Revanth Reddy is now trying to fix Telangana CM KCR at national level by raking up phone tapping issue in Telangana using Pegasus spyware since 2015.

Revanth is telling Delhi media how KCR tapped former AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu phone in 2015 as well as phones of opposition leaders and media using spyware.

Revanth said KCR engaged Intelligence IG Prabhakar Rao to tap phones of all opposition leaders, media and judges using Pegasus spyware.

Revanth said he exposed this issue on July 16 itself but at national level it was exposed by national media on July 18.

Revanth alleged that KCR diverted Central funds given for modernization of police force to purchase spyware and equipment to tap phones of all important persons in Telangana.

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