Rahul ‘snooping’: Are we running a colonial govt? asks Manish Tewari

As the Congress gets ready to rake up Rahul Gandhi snooping issue in Parliament on Monday, party leader Manish Tewari has hit out at the Modi government and dubbed it as a ‘colonial government’.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2015, 10:28 AM IST

New Delhi: As the Congress gets ready to rake up Rahul Gandhi snooping issue in Parliament on Monday, party leader Manish Tewari has hit out at the Modi government and dubbed it as a ‘colonial government’.

 “It’s high time that Parliament debated, there must be a legal basis and oversight of our intelligence agencies, to put an end to this,” Tewari said.

“The intent and entire exercise is absurd in its entirety, what is going to come out of this profiling of public figures?, he said.

Slamming the government, he said, “Intent was wrong in the first place, are we running a colonial government that we need to profile political leaders (Rahul Gandhi)?”

Rahul Gandhi is on a sabbatical since the start of the Budget session of Parliament on February 23. Some police officials went to his residence on March 12 and reportedly asked how he looks like and what is the colour of his eyes etc.