When asked on Thursday whether he would be speaking to the Left on the ‘phone-tapping’ issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remained noncommittal.
Demanding an impartial inquiry and detailed investigation to uncover the conspiracy behind the tapping episode, Jayalalithaa said it was time the Centre owned up responsibility…
She said: “Amar Singh has furnished solid proof that the Centre has organised the tapping of the telephone of an opposition political leader.”
Raising concern over the emergence of a “web of insidious surveillance” which kept sensitive information at the beck and call of private phone companies, Jayalalithaa said this could well be extended to scientists and sensitive defence-related institutions.
“What this means is that a private telecom company will have access to sensitive information at its beck and call. Can there be a more serious danger to national security than this?” she wondered.
SOURCE:THE TIMES OF INDIA