Parliament live: Congress demands JPC probe into WhatsApp-Pegasus breach

Congress on Thursday gave an Adjournment Motion Notice over Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal (BJP) MP Sadhvi Pragya's controversial remark hailing Mahatma Gandhi's assasin Nathuram Godse in the Lok Sabha. She had made the remarks during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill. Her remark drew flak from all corners of the political bloc and were expunged from the records by Speaker Om Birla.

Parliament live: Congress demands JPC probe into WhatsApp-Pegasus breach
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NEW DELHI: Congress on Thursday gave an Adjournment Motion Notice over Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal (BJP) MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's controversial remark hailing Mahatma Gandhi's assasin Nathuram Godse in the Lok Sabha. She had made the remarks during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill. Her remark drew flak from all corners of the political bloc and were expunged from the records by Speaker Om Birla.

Condemning Sadhvi's statement, BJP Working President JP Nadda parliament said she will be removed from the consultative committee of defence. 

"We have decided that Pragya Singh Thakur will be removed from the consultative committee of defence, and in this session, she will not be allowed to participate in the parliamentary party meetings."

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28 November 2019
23:12 PM

I want to assure the people of the state that we will give a good government. I want to help the farmers in a manner that will make them happy: CM Uddhav Thackeray

16:08 PM

Congress MP Digvijaya asks Centre, "Did govt buy Pegasus software or not?" Ravi Shankar Prasad refuses to give a direct reply, says, "No unauthorised interception was done."

15:32 PM

I appeal to all the parties to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and investigate this sensitive issue as it is connected to our fundamental rights and national security: Digvijaya Singh, Congress PM in Rajya Sabha on WhatsApp privacy breach issue.

15:31 PM

Digital players, both Indian & foreign are welcomed to contribute to the growing market but must understand that the safety & security of Indians is of prime importance. They must erect appropriate security walls to ensure this, or appropriate action will be taken: RS Prasad

15:29 PM

On 5 September, 2019 WhatsApp wrote to CERT-In providing update to the security incident reported in May 2019 stating that while the full extent of this attack may never be known, WhatsApp continues to review the available info. It also mentioned that based on WhatsApp data available, they believe that the attackers may have attempted to reach the devices of approximately 121 users in India. We are striving towards making messaging platforms more secure: RS Prasad tells Rajya Sabha

15:28 PM

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is speaking on the issue of WhatsApp snooping in Rajya Sabha.

15:27 PM

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the Modi government is committed to the data security of its people.

13:03 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

12:29 PM

Pragya Thakur says she was misquoted and that she was referring to freedom fighter Udham Singh. She tweeted in Hindi to say:

12:11 PM

BJP has barred Pragya Thakur from attending all Parliamentary Party meetings for the rest of the winter session.

11:30 AM
11:29 AM

Congress stages walkout from Lok Sabha amid uproar over Pragya Thakur's comment.

11:27 AM

Rajnath Singh condemns Pragya Thakur's remark.

"If someone considers Nathuram Godse as a 'deshbhakt', then our party condemns it. Mahatma Gandhi is an idol for us, he was our guiding light and will remain so," he said.

11:23 AM

It's not the first time she said something like that. It shows she's an enemy of Gandhi and a supporter of his killers. I've given Privilege Motion to Speaker, let's see what happens, says Owaisi

11:17 AM

Her statement is condemnable. BJP never supports such a statement or ideology: BJP Working President JP Nadda

11:16 AM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called Pragya Thakur the soul of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), adding that she is speaking their heart. "She is speaking what lies in the heart of the RSS. She is their soul. I do not waste my time on what Pragya Thakur says," he said. 

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