New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday claimed that senior party leader Priyanka Gandhi had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone was suspected to have been hacked.
The party, however, did not say exactly when Gandhi received the message.
“I want to tell that Priyanka Gandhi also received a similar message from WhatsApp around the same time,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, responding to a question about Praful Patel and Mamata Banerjee receiving messages from the Facebook-owned messaging platform.
At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, the party claimed that Gandhi had received the message around the same time when WhatsApp was sending similar messages to those whose phones were allegedly hacked.
“Layers of BJP Govt’s conspiracy and collusion in the illegal and unconstitutional hacking of cell phones through surveillance software ‘Pegasus’ are unraveling everyday. BJP Govt is the deployer an executor of this illegal and unconstitutional snooping and spying racket,” Surjewala alleged.