Childish allegations: BJP on Margaret Alva's phone tapping allegation

Childish allegations: BJP on Margaret Alva's phone tapping allegation

Earlier today, Margaret Alva alleged that the conversations between the politicians across party lines in 'new' India are being heard.

Hours after Opposition's vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva alleged that phones of politicians are being tapped, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit back calling it "childish allegation" and asked why would anybody want to tap her phone.

Reacting to her claims, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said, "Why should anybody tap her phone? Let her call anybody, we are confident about what the result of the VP election will be."

"Why should we do this? These are childish allegations. She's a senior person and she should not make such allegations," he added.

Another Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni also hit out at her and said there are no chances of her victory in the upcoming vice-presidential polls.

"Dejected people speak things like that. What is the use of tapping her phone? There are no chances of her victory. People give such statements out of dejection," he said.

Earlier today, Margaret Alva alleged that the conversations between the politicians across party lines in 'new' India are being heard.

Apparently referring to the current ruling dispensation at the Centre, Alva termed the BJP government at the centre as a 'Big Brother' who is always watching and listening to the conversation of the politicians.

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"Dear BSNL/ MTNL, after speaking to some friends in the BJP today, all calls to my mobile are being diverted and I am unable to make or receive calls. If you restore the phone. I promise not to call any MP from the BJP, TMC or BJD tonight," she said in a tweet.

"The fear that 'Big Brother' is always watching and listening permeates all conversations between politicians across party lines in 'new' India. MPs and leaders of parties carry multiple phones, frequently change numbers and talk in hushed whispers when they meet. Fear kills democracy," she added.

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