Union Home Minister Amit Shah, targeted by the opposition over an explosive report on the alleged use of Pegasus spyware for surveillance of politicians, journalists and others, called it “a report by disrupters for the obstructers”.
Alleging that the report was timed to cause disruptions in parliament, he even used a phrase his critics have often used to target him: “Aap chronology samajhiye (understand the chronology).”
Mr Shah spoke on a snowballing scandal of spyware allegedly used to hack phones in 2017-2019. Over 300 numbers are from India, though there is no proof that all were hacked.
“People have often associated this phrase with me in lighter vein but today I want to seriously say – the timing of the selective leaks, the disruptions…Aap Chronology Samajhiye!” the Home Minister said in parliament.
“This is a report by the disrupters for the obstructers. Disrupters are global organisations which do not like India to progress,” he added.