• “I don’t suppose our authorities will do such work, so no query relating to arises,” the Union minister of state for meals processing industries and Jal Shakti informed information company ANI.

UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:04 AM IST

Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel, whose contact quantity was within the listing of telephones allegedly put below surveillance utilizing Pegasus software program, on Tuesday denied the reviews, saying that the BJP-led central authorities doesn’t bask in such actions.

“I have seen the reports published in newspapers. But I don’t think my phone was being hacked. I am not a big person. I don’t think our government will do such work, so no question regarding arises,” the Union minister of state for meals processing industries and Jal Shakti informed information company ANI. “It’s the govt that takes action on such matters. Ashwini Vaishnaw has put forth the government’s views in Lok Sabha on Monday and the party (BJP) has also presented their side. That’s why I don’t think there is a need to comment on it.”

Targeting the Opposition for repeatedly elevating the problem, the minister mentioned: “The government should be allowed to work. The Opposition should discuss the issue and allow the House to function. This is a better way.”

The software program, made by Israel-based NSO Group, mentioned it solely provides to authorities purchasers. On Monday, reviews mentioned that other than 38 journalists, former Congress occasion chief Rahul Gandhi, political strategist Prashant Kishor, former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa and Patel have been additionally potential targets.

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