As if the heat of the Opposition was not enough, now the ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Janata Dal-United has come forward to indirectly criticise the government over reports of journalists, judges, and ministers in India being targeted with Pegasus spyware. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar called such acts of snooping by misusing technology "dirty" and "worthless".
"All this is dirty. This is worthless. It is not good to disturb anyone like this. All this new technology that has come...and its misuse...the effect it has...people are troubled...their work gets hindered," said Nitish.
The statement comes inspite of the government refuting all claims. The IT Minister, during his address in the Parliament, categorically called the Pegasus Project report and the uproar over it "sensationalism".
A report by sixteen media houses claimed that 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers were allegedly spied upon using Israeli surveillance technology firm Pegasus.