Following the phone tapping allegations by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hit out at Mamata saying that only she knows what evidence she has to substantiate her claims.
Countering Mamata’s allegation, he added that many businessmen, officials, and politicians in West Bengal have approached him claiming that their privacy is being compromised here. The governor’s statement comes after Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed that her phone was also being tapped and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take serious note of it.
Banrjee’s reaction came a day after WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, said it had earlier informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach that had targeted several journalists and laywers. Speaking during an event organised by Marwari Mahila Samiti at Mahavir Seva Sadan in Kolkata, he said: “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee knows what evidence she has and on what basis she made the comment on tapping. All I can say that several people including businessmen, officials, politicians met me and told that their privacy is being compromised here in West Bengal.”