Following the reports of Israeli NSO Group targeted (for snooping) some 1,400 WhatsApp users with Pegasus including activists in India, Congress President Rahul Gandhi targeted the Narendra Modi government. "The government seeking WhatsApp's response on who bought Pegasus to spy on Indian citizens is like Modi asking Dassault who made money on the sale of Rafale jets to India," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The controversy came out after the messaging App, WhatsApp filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in a US federal court in San Francisco in which the company alleged that the Israeli NSO Group targeted (for snooping) some 1,400 WhatsApp users with Pegasus. It is learnt that around two dozen people including human rights activists, journalists etc. were targeted in India for snooping.
"Modi Govt caught snooping! Appalling but not Surprising! After all, BJP Govt- 1 fought against our right to privacy. 2. Set up a multi-crore surveillance structure until stopped by SC. SC must take immediate cognizance and issue a notice to BJP government," Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also said in a tweet.