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Congress raises Rahul Gandhi 'snooping row' in Parliament

New Delhi, 27/11/2014: Former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh with Former Haryana CM B.S.Hooda and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the Birth Centinary celebrations of eminent freedom fighter and member of the Constituent Assembly that framed the Indian Constitution, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: S. Subramanium   | Photo Credit: S_Subramanium

Inquiries made by policemen recently at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s residence snowballed into a political controversy, with the party accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spying on its leader.

The Congress today raised this issue in the Parliament. Here are live updates from our reporters

12:30 pm: Snooping is done on the sly; not with a questionnaire. If u r short of issues, don't create one, says FinMin Jaitley in Lok Sabha.

12:29 pm: Let us not trivialise/politicise a security matter, says Finance Mininster Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha to police pro forma controversy.

11: 35 am: "This is open security profiling, not snooping,: says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, speaking on charges of political espionage

11: 25 am: When old laws being repealed by Modi Govt, why 1957 proforma asking for such details of politicians not done away with, asks JD(U) MP

11: 22 am: First religious freedom, & now political freedom under attack in Modi Govt, says Ghulam Nabi Azad in RS

11: 20 am: India not a police state. We are not Pakistan where any politician can be thrown in to prison by ruling party: Gulam Nabi Azad in RS.

11:29 am: Arun Jaitley says we know the relevance of shoe size, referring to how Rajiv Gandhi was identified through his shoe size after the blast.

11:27 am: Arun Jaitley in RS hits back at Cong. says Fin Minister (Pranab Mukherjee during UPA rule) had to get his room checked for bugs.

11:24 am: Arun Jaitely in RS we shdn't raise issue of jeans, gossip cannot be treated as facts.

11:21 am: Over a lakh phones are being tapped, what kind of a democracy is this says Naresh Agarwal of SP in Rajya Sabha.

11:17 am: Naresh Agarwal of SP says not raising Rahul Gandhi's case alone, one BJP Minister was asked to remove jeans, is this not.

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