Asaduddin Owaisi attacks the Center on charges of spying on WhatsApp

HYDERABAD: head of AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi , has demanded that the central government summon Israel 's ambassador over the alleged role of Israel and spyware Pegasus for' snooping 'on Indian citizens through WhatsApp.

We have learnt that there is a company from Israel that can get access to your WhatsApp account. They can listen to the conversations you have in your homes. The government should summon Israel's ambassador and ask him about it, instead of questioning WhatsApp , Owaisi said at an event on Saturday.

The central government has already clarified its position on the matter. The information technology minister of the Union, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said the government is concerned about the violation of the privacy of the citizens of India on WhatsApp and has sought a detailed explanation of the messaging platform.

Meanwhile, speaking more at the event, Owaisi also criticized the Center for unemployment and poverty issues in the country, while describing the problems of TSRTC drivers.

The state of poverty and employment is such that drivers who went to their homes in Dussehra drove TSRTC buses when they were offered 200 rupees more, he said.

There is an economic slowdown in the country. People are worried and our prime minister is in Thailand he added.

Owaisi also spoke about the proposed signing of the free trade agreement of the Regional Integral Economic Association (RCEP), and said it would have serious effects on the dairy industry.

The AIMIM leader said: They (the government) are going to sign the RCEP agreement. I want to warn the milk merchants that they are prepared so that if the Prime Minister signs RCEP the powdered milk will come in imports at less than half the price.

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi He had said that India remains committed to a comprehensive and balanced outcome of the RCEP negotiations and seeks balance between goods, services and investments and also within each pillar.