Assam: Leader of Opposition claims BJP govt tapping his phone

Assam: Leader of Opposition claims BJP govt tapping his phone
Leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly and senior Congress leader Debabrata Saikia on Monday expressed suspicion that his telephone was being illegally tapped by the BJP-led state government.

Leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly and senior Congress leader Debabrata Saikia on Monday expressed suspicion that his telephone was being illegally tapped by the BJP-led state government.

“This isn’t only a gross violation of my fundamental right to privacy, but this govt by tapping the phone of the LOP is making another attempt to strangle democracy, which is already in ICU,” Saikia had tweeted , tagging Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in the post.

“The Pegasus controversy had revealed that the government was tapping phones of leaders of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement in Assam. And the Congress had been at the fore of this movement from the beginning,” he told reporters.

He went on to say: “I suspect that my phone is being tapped. The government can tap phones legally as well as illegally. All the government has to say is that it is not doing so illegally.”