“Modi Ji, This Isn’t Personal”: Mamata Banerjee’s Assault On Pegasus Row
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee referred to as for the opposition to unite towards the BJP in the present day, pointing to the “threat” posed to democracy by what she referred to as a “surveillance state” within the aftermath of the Pegasus scandal. The Chief Minister, who was addressing the folks on-line on Martyr’s Day — a primary since her landslide victory within the state elections — mentioned she would go to Delhi on July 27 or 28 and shall be out there for an opposition assembly if one is held.
“Three things make democracy — media, judiciary and the Election Commission — and Pegasus has captured all three,” mentioned Ms Banerjee, whose nephew and senior social gathering chief Abhishek Banerjee was additionally a possible goal for surveillance, in accordance with information portal “The Wire”.
Calling the Israeli navy grade adware “dangerous” and “ferocious”, Ms Banerjee mentioned she can not discuss to different opposition leaders now. “I cannot talk to you people. To Sharad Pawar, Delhi Chief Minister, Goa Chief Minister… I have put leucoplast on my (phone) camera,” she mentioned.
Then in a ferocious assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she mentioned, “Mr Modi… don’t mind… I am not attacking you personally. But you and may be the Home Minister — you are deploying agencies against opposition leaders. You are misusing the agencies. The people in Bengal did not support you”.