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BJP leaders slam Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan's phone tapping

Published Nov 11, 2022, 12:03 am IST
Updated Nov 11, 2022, 12:03 am IST
Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during the press conference at Raj bhavan on Wednesday. (K. Durga Rao/DC)
 Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during the press conference at Raj bhavan on Wednesday. (K. Durga Rao/DC)

HYDERABAD: BJP leaders on Thursday slammed the state government following Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan’s comment the day before that she was afraid that her phones were being tapped.

Former Uppal MLA and state BJP vice-president N.V.S.S. Prabhakar said the Governor’s comments on phone tapping tops the list of allegations over how the TRS government was listening in on phone conversations of people.

“We are told by friends in the TRS that the phones of every minister, MLA, and other party leaders are tapped and they no longer use regular lines to call but use WhatsApp or Signal apps to make or receive calls. They say even chairmen of various corporations too say that their phones too are being tapped,” Prabhakar said.

He said that with such being the case of ruling party leaders, the phones of all opposition leaders are also being tapped, both from the BJP, and other parties. “This is being done under instructions from the Chief Minister’s Office. This phone tapping is more serious than the so-called ‘farmhouse files’,” Prabhakar said.

Meanwhile, senior party leader Gudur Narayan Reddy demanded home minister Md Mahamood Ali and director general of police M. Mahender Reddy resign from their posts owing moral responsibility for tapping the Governor’s phone.  In a statement, he said the home minister and the DGP are directly responsible for protecting the rights of the people of the state. “It is an open secret that the government snoops on its political rivals. So, it is not surprising that the Governor’s phone was also tapped since she was not in the good books of the ruling party,” he said.

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