Latching on to the Pegasus snooping row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the Modi authorities of attempting to determine a “surveillance state”.
She additionally requested the Supreme Court to take cognizance of snooping scandal that purportedly focused politicians, activists, journalists and even judges utilizing the Pegasus spy ware, and requested Opposition events to come back collectively to defeat the BJP within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“BJP wants to convert a democratic country into a surveillance state rather than a welfare state,” she stated addressing the Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata on-line.
“The leader of Bengal violence is Mamata Banerjee and her govt. Mamata Banerjee’s administration is tapping my phone. There is no opportunity to speak, except on FaceTime and WhatsApp. Her administration is tapping phones of all small BJP workers,” stated West Bengal Leader of Opposition, Suvendu Adhikari.
The TMC observes Martyrs’ Day on July 21 yearly to commemorate the killing of 13 folks in police firing on a rally of Youth Congress employees towards the then Left Front authorities in 1993 when Banerjee was within the Congress.
The TMC supremo additionally accused the Centre of spending the cash collected by way of tax on gas and different commodities for spying utilizing a “dangerous software” as an alternative of funding welfare schemes.
“I know my phone is being tapped. All opposition leaders know that our phones are being tapped. I can’t speak to NCP leader Sharad Pawarji or other opposition leaders or chief ministers because we are being snooped and spied on by the Centre. But snooping on us won’t save them in 2024 Lok Sabha polls,” Banerjee instructed the rally.
Slamming the BJP-led NDA authorities for its “monumental failure” in dealing with the second wave of the COVID disaster, the TMC supremo termed the saffron social gathering a “highly loaded virus party” which must be defeated at any price.
Banerjee thanked leaders of the Congress, NCP, SP, Shiv Sena and a number of other different events for becoming a member of her rally nearly from New Delhi.
She stated all these against the BJP and its “authoritarian regime” ought to defeat it.
“BJP has taken the country to darkness, we all have to come forward to take it to new light,” the Bengal chief stated.
“Khela Hobe” (will play), she declared, renewing the battle cry she made in the course of the state meeting elections, including the struggle will proceed until BJP is ousted from energy.