Party believes its leaders had been below surveillance throughout the political turmoil in Karnataka in July 2019, which ended in collapse of the JD(S)-Congress coalition authorities
Congress legislators of Karnataka have determined to organise a rally from Vidhana Soudha to Raj Bhavan on July 22 in protest towards alleged surveillance of cellphone numbers of key Congress and JD (S) leaders utilizing Pegasus spy ware.
Congress MLAs, MLCs, MPs and different leaders would take part in the protest march and are anticipated to submit a memorandum to Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot in search of a probe into the matter.
Following a route from Congress Legislature Party (CLP) chief Siddaramaiah, CLP Secretary E. Tukaram issued a communication to all legislators instructing them to participate in the protest march.
Meanwhile, KPCC president D.Okay. Shivakumar tweeted: “It’s not our telephones; it’s our democracy which has been hacked! We must reclaim the nation from this autocratic behaviour. Hacking into individuals’s telephones and personal lives, utilizing that data for politics, at tax payers’ expense… these items don’t occur in democracies”.
It was reported that throughout the political turmoil in Karnataka in July 2019, which ended in collapse of the JD(S)-Congress coalition authorities and the BJP coming to energy, the cellphone numbers of key leaders in the coalition and their associates ‘had been chosen as attainable targets for surveillance’, in response to a world investigation named ‘The Pegasus Project’.
Phone numbers of the then deputy chief minister Dr. G. Parameshwara, private secretaries of the then chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, former chief minister Siddaramaiah and safety personnel of former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda had been chosen as attainable targets, in response to The Wire’s evaluate of numbers that had been of curiosity to the Indian shopper of NSO Group, an organization based mostly in Israel that developed the Pegasus spy ware.