TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee Monday taunted Union Home Minister Amit Shah over allegations of snooping against him, saying Shah was unable to save his face from the humiliation of Bengal assembly poll defeat despite spying on him.
He mockingly asked the senior BJP leader to come back well prepared for 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The Trinamool Congress also lamented the development and termed the allegations of snooping on Mr Banerjee and poll strategist Prashant Kishor as “an attack on democracy”.
“Two Minutes of SILENCE for the SORE LOSERS! Despite ALLIES like ED, CBI, NIA, IT, ECI, @BJP4India’s money + might and #PegasusSpying Mr @AmitShah couldn’t save his face in #BengalElections2021. Please COME Prepared with Better RESOURCES in 2024!,” Abhishek Banerjee tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hit out at the opposition Congress and international organisations for suggesting that the government was involved in surveillance of phones of politicians, journalists and others, saying such “obstructers” and “disrupters” will not be able to derail India’s development trajectory with their conspiracies.
Despite putting its best efforts, the BJP failed in its “mission Bengal” and faced defeat in the hands of Mamata Banerjee, who formed government in the state with a thumping majority.
The Trinamool leadership said the revelations prove that the BJP is suffering from “fear-psychosis” over rise of Abhishek as a national leader.
“This is a black day for democracy. This is shameful that the Union government is using spyware to snoop on the phones of politicians, journalists, activists. Even youth leaders like Abhishek Banerjee are also not spared; our poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s phone was hacked.”
“This only reflects the authoritarian mindset of this government. The union government should come clean on it. We condemn it,” senior Trinamool leader Sougata Roy told PTI.
Echoing him, Trinamool state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said, the revelations reflect the “fear psychosis” of Abhishek Banerjee that the BJP is suffering from.
News Source: NDTV News