In a letter to Modi, the TDP chief alleged that there was a ‘systematic and concerted assault on the democratic establishments within the state’ for the reason that YSRCP got here to energy

Amravati: Alleging that the ruling YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh was resorting to unlawful tapping of telephones to additional its political beneficial properties, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the Centre order an inquiry by a reliable physique to examine the unlawful acts.

He alleged that the YSRC was illegally tapping telephones of Opposition events, advocates, media individuals and social activists.

“It appears that the ruling YSRC has now even targeted judiciary, the third pillar of the democracy, as it is facing hurdles from the judiciary,” the TDP president alleged within the letter, a replica of which was additionally marked to Union Communications and Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad.

Alleging that some non-public individuals have been additionally illegally tapping telephones utilizing chopping-edge know-how and instruments, Chandrababu Naidu apprehended that if such unlawful cellphone tapping went unchecked, it will “pose a serious threat to the integrity and security of the nation.” He stated the tapping was being executed utilizing “illegal software and unlawfully.”

“The people of Andhra Pradesh are facing a grave threat under the rule of YSRCP. Ever since the YSRC came to power, there has been a systematic and concerted attack on the democratic institutions in the state. Initially, the process of governance was completely derailed by attacking the investors and policies of previous regimes. This was followed by an attack on institutions like the State Election Commission and the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC),” he stated.

Concomitantly, the YSRCP has been attacking and threatening leaders of Opposition events, advocates, media individuals, and social activists amongst others by means of numerous deceitful means, he alleged.

The Leader of Opposition claimed the state authorities has not adopted any due process of regulation in tapping the telephones of individuals from numerous walks of life. “Thus, it directly stands against Articles 19 and 21 of fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution, wherein the right to privacy is violated. Further, Section 5(2) of Indian Telegraph Act and Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 are violated by this government as there is no reason to tap the phones of leaders of Opposition parties, advocates, journalists and social activists,” he contended.

“The ruling party in its over-enthusiasm to retain power at any cost is dangerously threatening and attacking any person or institution raising their voice against the malfunctioning of the government,” he stated.

Lawyers, journalists and social activists weren’t spared together with the leaders of the Opposition events, the previous chief minister stated. In the long term, such nefarious actions would end in breakdown of democratic values and freedom of speech main to jungle raj, the TDP chief added.

He appealed to the Prime Minister to provoke fast and stern motion to examine any additional illegal actions (cellphone tapping) by the ruling celebration and personal individuals within the state.

It could be applicable to order an inquiry by a reliable physique of the Government of India to examine the unlawful acts of cellphone tapping, he stated.

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