STATING that the Pegasus spyware issue was serious, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday called for an investigation to ascertain full facts of the surveillance.
“The Pegasus issue is a serious one. What happened and during whose period… it has taken place, who is responsible for it and who gave the orders? The people have a right to know, there should be no politics in it,” Pawar said, while calling for a thorough investigation.
He was speaking at a function in Pimpri, where electric three-wheelers were distributed.
The deputy CM also said those who had received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine should get relief from the current restrictions. “I am going to discuss the issue with the chief minister in a day or two,” he said. However, Pawar, the guardian minister of Pune, also warned: “The next 100-120 days are very crucial vis-a-vis the third Covid wave. We will have to adhere to all Covid norms and remain alert all the time,” he said.