Who authorized spying on Pranab Mukherjee ?: BJP responds to Sonia's comment in the WhatsApp row

NEW DELHI: The BJP responded on Saturday to the interim president of Congress Sonia Gandhi comment from the row of WhatsApp spies that reminds the former president Pranab Mukherjee The incident incident office when he was the finance minister in the UPA regime.

While the government has already clarified its stand on this issue, perhaps Mrs Gandhi could enlighten the nation about who at 10 Janpath authorized snooping on Shri Pranab Mukherjee when he was a minister in UPA&Gen VK Singh when he was the Army chief, BJP working president JP Nadda said on.

Earlier today, Sonia Gandhi criticized the government over the, saying it was not only illegal and unconstitutional but also shameful.

Addressing party leaders during a meeting, Sonia said: There are many other issues that you will notice. The latest shocking revelation that through the Israeli software Pegasus acquired by the Modi government, spy and spy activists, journalists and politicians. People have taken place. These activities are not only illegal and unconstitutional, they are embarrassing.

The Center sought an explanation of WhatsApp on Thursday to explain the privacy breach after the messaging platform informed several Indian users this week that Pegasus had been targeted by them earlier this year.

In response to allegations of privacy breach, the Facebook-owned courier company said it remains committed to protecting all messages from its users.

We agree with the Government of India that it is essential that together we do everything possible to protect users from hackers trying to weaken security. WhatsApp remains committed to protecting all user messages through the product we offer, the company said.

(With agency contributions)