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Modi govt tapping phones of opposition, bureaucrats & judges: Congress

Party's senior spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters, "There is a dirty tricks dept in the BJP Government, which is working overtime tapping phone of Opposition, civil servants and judges".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2016 8:01 pm
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Amid the charges and counter-charges over the AgustaWestland issue, Congress on Friday accused the Modi government of “working overtime” tapping the phones of opposition, civil servants and judges.

Party’s senior spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters, “There is a dirty tricks dept in the BJP Government, which is working overtime tapping phone of Opposition, civil servants and judges”.

He alleged that the government is putting senior leaders and bureaucrats under surveillance, manufacturing documents, using state agencies and “pliable” sections of media.

Cautioning the government to stop this game of political blackmail, he said it was “spreading canards” and making attempts to “defame”. Wondering as to how classified documents of Ministry of Defence, of CBI, of ED, have been selectively leaked to few channels and agencies, he said this created an “incomplete picture”.

“The selective leaking and distribution of classified documents creates an incomplete picture. The whole picture is brought out by Opposition in Parliament”, he said. He said the government instead of targeting the opposition, should focus on delivering on its promises.

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“They have failed miserably when you look at the state of economy, job growth, falling exports and falling investment rate”. Turning to the just concluded session, he said budget Session has passed 24 laws. It is a record in itself. Noting that since 2014 when the Modi government assumed office, more than 80 Bills have been passed, he said adding that this is “testimony of a mature Opposition”.

“This is also a rejection of the canard spread by PM Modi that Opposition was hindering passage of Bills”, he said. Seeking to turn tables on the BJP, he said that many of the bills passed were held hostage by BJP while in the opposition.

At the outset, Sharma targeted the government over the Uttarakhand issue. “The second half of Budget Session became a fresh session because of the wrong decision of this Government to justify the unconstitutional destabilisation of the Uttarakhand Government, by encouraging defection and promoting an environment where money power and the Union’s power were abused,” he said.

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    vr
    May 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm
    i pity bjp which is going to loose in punjab now
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      vr
      May 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm
      only a fake degree holder can stoop to such low levels
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        indian
        May 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm
        Speaking from experience Anand?
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          IML sood
          May 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm
          Dear readers donate some Burnol to get some relief from their burning bottoms to BM,komalkp and like as their suffering is increasing day by day as their Cong. and Aap masters are being hauled up by general public and they may become orphan.Have pity on them.
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            IML sood
            May 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm
            None believe you as it was expected after Cong. last survival spot RS membership reduced and more bad days are coming.Enough is enough this party by virtue of scams for the last more than 60 years has made this country hollow and its rebuilding will take years.Still they want to mislead the people by spreading baseless news to create confusion from which they could if possible gain ground.See the frustration on the face of Cong. stooges, one cac easily read the reality behind it.
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