new Delhi: Members of Congress expressed concern in both the houses of Parliament on the media report which said that a Chinese IT company has talked about tracking more than 10,000 prominent Indian people and organizations. He also said that the government should put in place a strong system to deal with China’s digital aggression.
Two Congress members KC Venugopal and Rajeev Satava raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour. On this, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to pay attention to it and inform the concerned minister about it.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary during the Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha said that China first showed aggression with the Corona virus, then aggression on the border and now it is showing digital aggression. He said, “We are stuck in the clutches of China.” Is the government aware of this? ”
Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary told Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that a strong system should be made to deal with China’s digital aggression. Kodikunil Suresh of Congress also raised this issue in the lower house.
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha, Congress General Secretary Venugopal said that he wants to draw attention to a shocking news which is related to national security and privacy of Indian citizens. He said that a news report from an English newspaper said that the IT company associated with the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party is keeping an eye on more than 10,000 Indian people and organizations in the global data base of its foreign targets.
Venugopal said, “This is very shocking … The President of India, AAP Vice President of India, the opposition leaders including the Prime Minister and Congress President, Chief Minister, MP, Army Chief and Industrialist are also under surveillance.” The Chinese company has also gathered figures of bureaucrats, judges, scientists, academics, journalists, actors, sportspersons, religious personalities and activists in key positions. Venugopal said that this is an area of serious concern. He questioned that the government has taken note of it and what action has been taken?
Rajiv Satava said that this is a very serious issue. He said that the government should clarify and the truth should come out. He said how can a Chinese company spy on key people.
Chairman Naidu asked the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to look into the matter. He said that it has come to prominence, so inform the minister concerned and see what can be done. He also asked to find out its veracity.
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