New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lashed out at the central government and the prime minister over the Pegasus spyware controversy. He took to Twitter reacting to the issue.
“If we have nothing to hide, then Modi should write to Israeli PM and seek the truth about the NSO's Pegasus project including who paid for it,” Subramanian Swamy tweeted.
The names of over 40 Indian journalists appeared on the leaked list of potential targets for surveillance by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware, according to a report published in The Wire on Sunday.
According to the report, the journalists who were targeted work for some news organizations in the country including Hindustan Times, The Hindu, India Today, Indian Express and Network18. Many of them cover matters related to Defence, Home Ministry, Election Commission and Kashmir among others.
Later, Congress party demanded an independent probe into the alleged illegal surveillance of journalists using the spyware and sought the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International revealed that 14 world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron may have been targeted for hacking by clients of the spyware.
(With inputs from PTI)