THE BJP claims the Supreme Court‘s decision was consistent with the government’s brief, which requested an expert committee to “fight” the “effort to build a false narrative” by those with “vested interests.”
“The government filed an affidavit unequivocally stating that people with vested interests were attempting to build a false narrative, and that it would be fair to convene an expert committee to rebut this narrative.” A committee was constituted by the court today. “We welcome it,” BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said.
“The affidavit said unequivocally that it was a fabricated dispute based on conjectures, speculations, and unverified reports. The committee will look at it and conduct its investigation. The BJP is committed to democratic values. “Truth will triumph,” he predicted.
The JD(U), a BJP ally, also praised the order, saying it safeguarded citizens’ fundamental rights. “The Supreme Court has upheld the fundamental right to privacy. For instance, According to the court, it must be preserved at all levels,” said JD(U) leader K C Tyagi. He recalled Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar as one of the first leaders to urge for an investigation into the matter.
Previously, the administration had resisted calls from opposition parties for a Pegasus inquiry or even a debate in Parliament.
Meanwhile, a senior official from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said the ministry will examine the. Supreme Court’s judgment as well as the expert committee’s terms of reference. For instance, “For the time being, our official position is the same as the minister’s statement in. Parliament.”
Therefore, An email sent to the IT ministry, seeking an official response, did not elicit any response. Earlier this year, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said that the Pegasus issue was an attempt “to malign Indian democracy and its well established institutions”.
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