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Digvijaya Singh in Aamne Saamne #News24 | 2014-08-03
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the Narendra Modi government is keeping a close check on its ministers by installing bugging devices at their homes.
Commenting on media reports of bugging device found at Nitin Gadkari's home, Singh said that the BJP leader had in fact written to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat complaining about the incident.
During his interview with News 24 editor-in-chief Anurradha Prasad on her chat show Aamne Saamne, Singh claimed that
Modi government has imported 300 bugging devices to keep a check on his ministers.The senior Congressmen also claimed that he too might be under surveillance.
"I think even my phone is also being tapped. But I have no issue. I always believe in putting forth my views openly,"
He said similar incidents have taken place in Gujarat. " Even Haren Pandya's ( the former Home Minister of the Gujarat) phone was tapped," he added.
Digvijaya further claimed that Modi was ruling the government with an iron grip.
" Rajnath Singh, who holds the so-called No 2 position in the Modi government was not allowed to appoint a private secretary of his choice,"
Singh also commented on the remarks made by Natwar Singh in his book "One Life is not enough: An autobiography". The Congress leader said that Natwar was spreading false lies against the Gandhi family to bolster the career of his BJP MLA son in the saffron party. "His motive is to sensationalise his book release. By targeting the Gandhi family, Natwar Singh intends to gain foot in the BJP," said Digvijaya.
He added that Natwar, who resigned from the party in 2004, had no objections when he was part of the government. Questioning the logic behind Natwar’s revelation of Rahul Gandhi forcing his mother Sonia Gandhi not to take up the PM post in 2004, Digvijaya Singh said:
" The Nehru-Gandhi family is not afraid of anyone. Natwar should realise that Sonia is still the nation. It doesn't matter whether Sonia Gandhi listened to her son or the MPs; what matters is she didn't become the PM when she could have."
The Congress leader added that the disclosure made by Natwar would not put him in a good light.
"Natwar Singh's allegations don't put him in a good light. It is possible that he is saying all this to create a platform for his son,”.
Singh also welcomed Sonia's decision to release a book in reply to Natwar's allegations.
"I believe Sonia ji will put rest to Natwar's baseless allegations with the release of her book. Also the people will be able to know how Sonia ji welcomed Indian culture,"
He said that such fabricated reports have been presented by the BJP in the past but nothing has come out of it. "BJP spread lies that (then President) APJ Abdul Kalam had refused to allow Sonia to become the PM. This was however denied by Kalam," he said.
Modi government has imported 300 bugging devices and is keeping a close check on its ministers by installing bugging devices at their homes.