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BJP slams Govt on phone tapping, demands PM's statement

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the government on the issue of phone tapping of senior politicians, saying that it was resorting to such "despotic actions" as it has failed on all fronts. CPI-M asks government to own up phone tapping

delhi Updated: Apr 24, 2010 19:12 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the government on the issue of phone tapping of senior politicians, saying that it was resorting to such "despotic actions" as it has failed on all fronts.

"In the garb of tracking terror, the government is tracking politicians and even their own cabinet ministers from alliance partners. Apparently the government has failed on all fronts, making them seemingly insecure and prompting such despotic actions," party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

He demanded a "clear statement" on the issue from the Prime Minister and "none else" in Parliament.

"BJP would like to question that in perception of the government, if the cabinet ministers are not safe, if the chief ministers are not safe, then who is safe in this country," Rudy said.

He termed the alleged phone tapping as an "outright violation of laws and bizarre infringement of our fundamental rights."

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