Hitting out at the government on the Pegasus snooping scandal, Rahul Gandhi today alleged that all his phones were tapped and that his security men had been asked to report on everything he said.
“I am not a potential target. My phone is tapped, it is clearly tapped. Not only this phone, all my phones are tapped,” the Congress leader told reporters.
Rahul Gandhi has been revealed to be on the list of potential targets on a leaked list of Israeli spyware Pegasus, sold only to governments.
He also claimed he had been told by security personnel that his conversations were monitored.
“I get phone calls from IB (Intelligence Bureau) people who tap my phone. My security people tell me they have to debrief what I say. I am in no pretensions that I am tapped,” said Rahul Gandhi, adding that even his friends received calls informing them that phones were tapped.
“I am not afraid. I don’t get intimidated. In this country, if you are corrupt and a thief, you will be afraid. If you are neither of those, you have nothing to be afraid of,” he said.