Former election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, and Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi are also among the list of 1000 names as a part of the cache by spyware Pegasus.
Although VHP staff Pravin Togadia may be the target in 2018, some BJP staff assistants may also face attempts to break into their mobile phones.
Kishor’s phone was allegedly “disrupted” during the Bangladesh elections earlier this year when he was Mamata Banerjee’s chief strategist. Her nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee are also possible targets, although her mobile phone has not been examined by forensics.
But the examination of Kishor’s phone has revealed that there had been multiple unsuccessful trials of pegasus in 2018 to track his records. “Amnesty’s forensic analysis found traces of infection on Kishor’s phone on April 28, just a day before the last phase of polling in the eight-phase assembly election in West Bengal,” The Wire reported.