Cong tries to revive snooping controversy

Cong tries to revive snooping controversy

After going silent for quite some time, the Congress sought to revive the controversy of alleged snooping of a young woman by the Gujarat government by reiterating its demand for a probe into the issue by a sitting Supreme Court judge.

Gujarat Congress leaders Arjun Modhvadia and Shaktisinh Gohil dubbed the two-member inquiry ordered by the Gujarat government in the snooping issue as a ‘Save Modi Commission.’

The two leaders said that they had submitted memoranda to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the “unauthorised and illegal spying and tapping of phonecalls of a girl of special interest to Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi”.

Gohil said that such a probe was a must as the Modi regime has witnessed illegal telephone tapping of some 93,000 persons per month.

AICC spokesman Sandeep Dikshit said that the demand was “justified” as the matter involved surveillance on the young lady during her visits to Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The Congress had latched on to the snooping issue soon after it was reported by two web portals last month.

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