Pegasus controversy: Congress takes out foot-march

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jul 22: Congress today took out a foot march from Rajiv Bhavan to Raj Bhavan, demanding removal of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Pegasus controversy and a Supreme Court-monitored judicial inquiry into the matter. A memorandum in the name of the President was handed over to the Governor at Raj Bhavan. State Congress President Mohan Markam led the foot march.
In their memorandum addressed to the President the Congress leaders alleged that Modi Government used foreign cell phone company Pegasus for snooping with hacking of phones of some cabinet ministers, officials in constitutional positions, present and former chiefs of India’s security forces, senior opposition leaders, journalists, lawyers. They also alleged hacking of cell phones of former president of All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi and staff of his office. According to a report Pegasus Spyware was being used for hacking cell phones during 2019 general elections, they alleged. They further alleged misuse of spyware and killing of democratic values by the Government of India and its agencies through hacking of phones of opposition leaders, journalists, lawyers and workers. The delegation which met the Governor to submit memorandum comprised PCC Chief Mohan Markam, Ministers Dr Premsai Singh, Kawasi Lakhma, MLAs Dhanendra Sahu, Satyanrayan Sharma, PCC treasurer Ramgopal Agrawal, vice presidents Girish Dewangan, Pratima Chandrakar, in-charge general secretary (administration) Ravi Ghosh, in-charge general secretary (organisation) Chandrashekhar Shukla, Khadi and Gramodyog Board Chairman Rajendra Tiwari, Text Book Corporation Chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, MLAs Kuldip Juneja, Vikas Upadhyay, Laxmi Dhruv, Anita Sharma, Harish Kanwar, Chhattisgarh Youth Congress president Purnachand Padhi, mayor Aijaz Dhebar, general secretary Dr Thaneshwar Patila and Raipur City District Congress president Girish Dubey.

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