“Not Interested”: HD Kumaraswamy On Karnataka Pegasus Allegations
Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy — whose deputy and private secretary have been potential targets of Pegasus spy ware when his alliance authorities with the Congress was getting ready to collapse — distanced himself from the controversy right this moment.
“In this country, for several years, whoever is running the government, whoever the party, everybody is misusing the office to get some information… Or to safeguard their interests… This is going on. I am not interested in these issues,” Mr Kumaraswamy advised NDTV.
“I am not interested because this issue is over,” he then stated, including that it could be higher now to deal with folks’s welfare when the nation is struggling to comprise Covid.
In 2019, as Mr Kumaraswamy’s authorities struggled to remain afloat as a collection of MLAs stop, the cellphone numbers of his private secretary, his Deputy G Parameshwara and the secretary of former chief minister Siddaramaiah have been allegedly chosen as potential targets, information portal
“The Wire” reported right this moment.
Mr Siddaramaiah didn’t have a private cellphone and solely used the telephones of his secretary.
The Congress has been up in arms because the information of spy ware use broke two days in the past.
“This is snooping to topple the democratic government of Karnataka,” stated senior Congress chief KC Venugopal
“We complained at that time that we were under surveillance, all the leaders, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and all others. They have done this in Madhya Pradesh. Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, his phone has been tapped… Who is safe in this country?” stated Mr Venugopal.
Yesterday, the consortium of 17 media teams that investigated the leaked lists accessed by Amnesty International and Paris-based media non-profit Forbidden Stories, revealed that Congress’s Rahul Gandhi additionally was on the checklist forward of the 2019 normal elections.
Senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal stated right this moment that snooping on the telephones of Chief Ministers, politicians, judges and folks violates a number of legal guidelines of the nation and is a menace to nationwide safety.