Maharastra Govt says BJP tapped phones of Sena and NCP leaders during assembly elections

Minister of Maharastra Anil Deshmukh has said that phones of non-BJP leaders in Maharastra were tapped during Maharastra assembly elections. Now Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut also said that a senior BJP MP of Perivous Government had warned him that his phone was being tapped.

In a tweet on Friday, Sanjay Raut said, “Your phone is being tapped. This was told to me by a senior BJP MP earlier. I told him whoever wishes to listen to my conversations is free to do so. I am a disciple of Balasaheb Thackeray, I don’t do anything secretly.”


After allegations that the phones of non-BJP leaders in Maharashtra were tapped during the Maharashtra assembly elections, sources say the Uddhav Thackeray government has ordered a probe into the charges.

Reports say the phones of leaders such as NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray were also being tapped apart from that of Sanjay Raut. The phone tapping also went on even after the elections were over and when the negotiations between the parties went on for months before NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress finally entered a coalition.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday alleged that the previous Devendra Fadnavis dispensation misused government machinery to tap the phones of opposition leaders.

Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Deshmukh said the cyber cell of the state police department has been directed to look into the complaints of phone-tapping and snooping of leaders who were then in the opposition.

“The cyber cell of Maharashtra police has been asked to look into the various complaints of snooping/phone tapping that came in during the previous government. The inquiry is being done following complaints of snooping on opposition leaders, especially during the formation of government,” Deshmukh said.

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