TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday alleged that In a letter to Modi, on Monday, the TDP chief said that the ruling party in AP and private individuals were using sophistical technology and illegal software to tap the phones belonging to the Opposition leaders, judges, journalists and social activists.
The YSR Congress Party led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was resorting to massive phone tapping in order to perpetrate and foist their ‘Jungle Raj’ on all sections of the people in the State. Raising these concerns, Naidu urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an enquiry by a competent authority of the Government of India into the alleged massive tapping of phones in the State.
The Centre should take stringent action so as to prevent the Jagan Reddy-led Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) and some private persons from resorting to such illegal activities that pose a threat to national security, he urged.
This was a violation of the Articles 19 and 21 that provide for fundamental rights of citizens. The ruling YSRCP was using illegal tactics to protect and preserve its power by intimidating and blackmailing the opponents and dissenting voices. These illegal activities were posing a serious threat to the right to privacy in the State, he added.
Naidu told the Prime Minister that even private individuals were using cutting edge technology and equipment to unlawfully tap the phones. If these nefarious activities were not put to an end, they would proliferate and emerge as a bigger threat to national security and sovereignty of the country as a whole.
If the Governments and private persons involved in such illegal activities were not restrained, they would attack and undermine the democratic institutions that were painstakingly built over decades of hard work in the country.