Indian Democracy Under Attack, Politicians Under Surveillance: Rahul Gandhi
Delhi/Hyderabad, Mar 3 (Maxim News): Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Indian democracy is under threat and alleged that several politicians including himself are under surveillance, this has been said during a lecture at Cambridge University, England.
Rahul Gandhi made the comments during his lecture on “learning to Listen in the 21st Century”, which was shared on Twitter by congress leader Sam Pitroda, ex-adviser to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Raking up the Pegasus snooping issue, Gandhi alleged that the Israeli spyware was installed on the phones of a large number of politicians, including him. “Indian democracy is under pressure and under attack. The institutional framework which is required for democracy, Parliament, free press, Judiciary, and just the idea of mobilization, are all getting constrained. We are facing an attack on the basic structure of democracy, he said.
Rahul Gandhi noted that in the Constitution, India is described as a Union of States and that Union requires negotiation and conversation. “It is that negotiation that is under attack and threat, there is also an attack on minorities and the press.
“A large number of political leaders have Pegasus on their phones. I myself had pegasus on my phone. I have been called by intelligence officers who say please be careful of what you say on the phone as we are recording the stuff, the former Congress Chief claimed.
“I have got a number of criminal liable cases registered against me for the things which should not be under criminal cases. As the Opposition, it is very difficult to communicate with people when you have this type of an assault on the media on democratic architecture, he said. (Maxim News)
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