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Congress leaders in favor of deploying ‘Pegasus Plank’ on a larger frame against BJP rule

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Congress leaders in favor of deploying ‘Pegasus Plank’ on a larger frame against BJP rule

New Delhi:The party’s call for a “Supreme Court-monitored investigation” into the alleged phone-hacking likely stems from the failure of the more sensitive Pegasus targets from day one, thus prompting either the top court to take suo motu cognizance of the matter a group of targets directly affected with an “individual or institutional local standee” in the case of having been done or going to court collectively.

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The Congress leadership is of the view that the party and like-minded opposition allies should deploy the “Pegasus spyware plank” against the Modi regime rather than limit it to a larger, multi-layered, political, parliamentary, institutional and social canvas. According to people familiar with the matter, narrowly risky technicalities of litigation”.

The party’s demand for a “Supreme Court-monitored investigation” into the alleged phone-hacking stems from the possibility of far more sensitive Pegasus targets falling, thus either prompting the top court to take suo motu cognizance of the matter Or a group of targets directly affected with an the people said, “individual or institutional local standee” in this matter collectively going to the court.

The MP also pointed out that an “institutional step” has also been taken with a parliamentary committee deciding to take up the matter. “Congress has not moved the Supreme Court against Pegasus. While we have no problem with an individual MP from another political party going to court against the Pegasus issue, if the government tries to cite a petition to suppress opposition voices in Parliament, the matter is now pending, It won’t work. Given the magnitude of the Pegasus issue, the knowledge warrants well thought out collective steps compared to a hasty solo show,” the MP said.

The Congress camp pointed out that not only Rahul Gandhi but also Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee only “appealed” to the apex court to “order an inquiry” into Pegasus. Said an AICC functionary “As things unfold more, like-minded political parties can collectively devise a strategy”.

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