Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday expressed confidence that the panel will submit its report soon.

"I congratulate the Central Government. It should have happened much earlier because there is open violation of Indian Telegraph Act and Information Technology Act in this. Responsibility should be fixed in this matter. And I am confident that this commission will soon submit its report," Singh told reporters.

Replying to questions as to why it was needed when the state government has already set up a two-member inquiry commission, Singh said, "It is like the accused appointing the investigation agency."

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha echoing similar sentiments said the BJP is trying to mislead India all over again.

“An electoral win does not wash away criminal acts, corruption etc of the past,” he tweeted.

The Centre's decision overrules the contention of the Gujarat government that it was a state matter and it had already appointed a commission for probing the matter.
    
The Union Cabinet's decision came against the backdrop of fresh claims that the alleged snooping was conducted beyond the state of Gujarat.

(Agencies)

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