After West Bengal govt, BJP’s Swamy terms compulsory Aadhaar a ‘threat’; heres more
A day after Supreme Court rebuked the West Bengal government for approaching apex court against mandatory Aadhaar rules, the BJP Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy has assured that he will take the issue up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that compulsory Aadhaar is a threat to country and also hoped that Supreme Court will strike it down when its larger Constitution bench takes up the matter.
Swamy said this a day after the Supreme Court referred a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various services and social welfare schemes to a five-judge Constitution bench.
The order was passed by the Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud while responding to a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar law on charges of being intrusive and violating the right to privacy.
The top court also pulled up the West Bengal government for directly approaching it against the central government’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.
The bench said that hearing on the petitions challenging the government’s move would take place in the last week of November.>