DMK accuses federal authorities of tapping phones...

In order to provide a "non-level playing field" for the electioneering, the DMK claimed that the agencies were "using illegal software" to tap phones.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is in power in tamil Nadu, has complained to the state chief election commissioner, claiming that federal agents have been bugging the phones of party leaders, including lok sabha candidates and their associates. "We comprehend that the Enforcement Directorate, cbi [Central Bureau of Investigation], IT [Income Tax Department], and additional organizations under the Union government are unlawfully monitoring the phone calls of contenders, our frontline leaders, their associates, and close family members,” DMK leader R S Bharathi wrote to the commissioner on Tuesday. "We cannot ignore the rumored use of Pegasus-like software by these agencies against political opponents." 

He claimed that in order to provide a "non-level playing field" for electioneering, the investigative agencies were "using illegal software" to tap phones. Bharathi pleaded on the indian election Commission to step in right now, launch an investigation into the Union government's "anti-democratic" acts, and guarantee free and fair elections. The All india Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the opposition party in tamil Nadu, has said that the state government has been unlawfully tapping the phones of its leaders.

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