Modi government is tapping our phones, opposition leaders reduced to terrorists, claims this Congress MP

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New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2018 9:18:11 AM

Budget Session 2018: Senior Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad has made shocking claims about the Narendra Modi government. During his statement in Rajya Sabha yesterday, Azad alleged that Opposition leaders' phones have been tapped and they were reduced to the status of terrorists by ruling BJP dispensation at the Centre

ghula nabi azad in rajya sabha against narendra modiBudget Session 2018: Azad also pitched for “freedom of speech, freedom to socialise, freedom to do business”.

Budget Session 2018: Senior Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad has made shocking claims about the Narendra Modi government. During his statement in Rajya Sabha yesterday, Azad alleged that Opposition leaders’ phones have been tapped and they were reduced to the status of terrorists by ruling BJP dispensation at the Centre. In a no holds barred attract at the Modi government, Azad further said that there is an atmosphere of ‘fear’ in the country. He also pitched for “freedom of speech, freedom to socialise, freedom to do business”. Azad has also claimed that polarised along religious lines for votes. Notably, PM Modi was present in the upper House during Azad’s speech.

“You have divided political parties by using the ED, Income Tax, NIA. You have gone after people who are aligned with us. Businessmen are fearful of speaking to us on the phone because our phones are being tapped and they fear being targeted for having sided with the Opposition. When I was the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, we used to do that to terrorists. You have reduced all of us to terrorists, you have made us international terrorists. Fear is not a good thing, especially in a democracy,” Azad said.

“First, you polarised along religious lines for votes. Then you artificially divided Shias and Sunnis. Now, you even want to separate husband and wife. What will happen to the wife and children while the husband is in jail? Leave the community alone. They are already fearful, persecuted, unemployed. Do not divide them any more,” said Azad.

“A fear psychosis has set in. You cannot see when you are in power. If someone is scared to talk to the Opposition or transact with them, it is not good for democracy or freedom of speech or even freedom of business,” he said. “You should spare some section. We don’t want this New India. You have polarised it. Return us India of Gandhi where no fear existed,” Azad said.

The situation is pathetic. …Borders are in a sad state of affairs. People are homeless and suffering. The government does not have any clear policy,” he said, dubbing the NDA government for being “weakest” in 70 years.

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