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“Pegasus Report Day Before Parliament Session, No Coincidence”: Government

New Delhi:

There is “no substance whatsoever behind this sensational” claim, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said Monday amid a massive row over allegations phone numbers of ministers, opposition leaders and journalists have been found on a database of targets for hacking that used Israeli spyware ‘Pegasus’ – only available to governments.

Speaking in parliament Mr Vaishnaw said: “There is no factual basis to suggest use of Pegasus amounts to surveillance.”

The allegations regarding government surveillance on specific people has no concrete basis or truth associated with it whatsoever, the centre has said refuting the Pegasus spyware controversy. The government will not back down from putting up a strong defense in the snooping scandal, sources have told NDTV.

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