The state Congress president had earlier said that the party would not field any candidate against Mamata Banerjee in Bhowanipore Assembly byelections.
Raut, whose party shares power with the NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, claimed that journalists who criticised the Modi government were snooping targets.
"We can specifically come out and say for sure that the President of France, Macron, was not a target," Chaim Gelfand, Chief Compliance Officer at NSO Group, told Israeli television network i24news.
On the controversy around its snooping software that has rocked the world, the spokesperson asserted that "NSO does not operate the technology, nor do we have visibility to the data collected".
Use of spying tech against civil society, regime critics, journalists always concerning: US on Pegasus row
The alleged use of the Pegasus software to spy on politicians, journalists, human rights defenders and others in many countries, including India, has triggered concerns over issues relating to privacy
Hungary, Israel and Algeria on Thursday joined France in announcing investigations into allegations that journalists, rights activists and 14 heads of state were spied on.
In a memorandum addressed to the President, the Congress said by tapping the phones of its leaders and their staff, the BJP had engineered the resignation of 17 MLAs from Congress and JDS.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI's phone and those of other royals are also on the list of numbers identified as potential Pegasus targets by Moroccan intelligence services.
All these numbers, including that of Special Director Asthana and Jt Director Sharma, remained in the list for a short period till Verma retired from service on January 31, 2019.
The number for Dassault Aviation's representative in India, Venkata Rao Posina, former Saab India head Inderjit Sial and Boeing India boss Pratyush Kumar also appear in the leaked database.
NSO Group is facing international criticism, after reporters obtained a list of alleged potential targets for spyware, including activists, politicians and journalists.NSO Group is facing internationa
The phone numbers of the top ring of advisers around the Dalai Lama are believed to have been selected as those of people of interest by government clients of NSO Group.
Saudi Arabia was one of a number of governments around the world accused of using Pegasus spyware to monitor the activities of dissidents and other critics.
Amnesty International categorically stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project, and that the data is irrefutably linked to potential targets of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, read a statement.
According to officials, the unscheduled national security meeting would be "dedicated to the Pegasus issue and the question of cybersecurity".