Will not permit Parliament to operate until Pegasus problem is mentioned: Opposition events

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By Categorical Information Service

NEW DELHI: The Opposition events have unanimously determined to proceed with their protest in each the Homes of Parliament over the alleged use of adware Pegasus by the Centre to trace politicians, journalists, and different distinguished individuals.

Leaders of the Opposition events within the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met on Tuesday morning earlier than the Parliament proceedings began. It was agreed upon that the Centre ought to take up the problem of Pegasus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened an all-party assembly Tuesday at 6 pm the place prime well being ministry officers will give a presentation to some MPs on the matter. Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have determined to not attend the assembly.

The Congress demanded that the presentation ought to occur in Central Corridor so that every one the members may attend it. Nonetheless, SAD mentioned that they’ll boycott it pending their demand to repeal the three farm legal guidelines.

Congress Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Ok Suresh mentioned that it has been determined that the Opposition will collectively proceed to protest inside each the Homes on the matter from Thursday. Parliament is closed Wednesday on the event of Bakrid.

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Lok Sabha didn’t operate on Tuesday whereas it was agreed upon within the Rajya Sabha to take up the quick dialogue on the administration of the Covid pandemic.

“Dialogue in Rajya Sabha was agreed upon beneath particular circumstances holding in thoughts the significance of the matter and never taking part within the dialogue would have projected the Opposition unsympathetic to individuals who have suffered because of pandemic,” mentioned a senior Congress chief in Rajya Sabha.

The chief additional mentioned that the Enterprise Advisory Committee beneath the Chairmanship of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu agreed to take up the dialogue earlier whereas the Pegasus report having named distinguished political leaders being snooped by the federal government got here later.   

“We won’t permit the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha operate until the Pegasus problem is mentioned within the Home. In the present day is completely different as Rajya Sabha took the dialogue on Covid because the Centre does politics on the problem. Pegasus is the number one problem, it’s a nationwide safety problem and no compromise on that,” mentioned Derek O’Brien, TMC Rajya Sabha ground chief.

He mentioned that repeal of three farm legal guidelines can be the topmost precedence for the celebration and would proceed urgent for a similar within the Parliament.

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