‘NOT BASED ON FACTS’, SAYS UNION MINISTER NAQVI ON PEGASUS SCANDAL

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday, in an interview with PTI that there was no point in bringing up the Pegasus issue in the parliament as it ‘was not based on facts’. He was referring to the Congress planning to bring up the issue in the parliament again. “Till when will they drag their stories and tales about spying. There is no point of raising it. These are issues that are not based on facts or logic. So, if you want to disrupt the House over illogical issues, it is up to you,” said, the Minority affairs minister.  “We were ready to discuss price rise last time, we also fixed the time. Pegasus has been discussed many times and they have been exposed every time”, he added. 

 

He added that the opposition should ‘stop linking’ the winter session in the parliament to the upcoming assembly polls. Naqvi, who is the deputy leader of the Rajya Sabha said the central government is ready to discuss it given that the chair in LS and Rs decide on it. “They should unite on issues, last time they united to disrupt”, he said on the opposition unity in the last session. He also added that PM Modi believes that there should be a “mazboot (strong)” not “majboor (helpless)” Opposition.

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