Mamata refuses to link her mobile with Aadhaar, heres what she said
Terming it to be interference with the people’s privacy, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to link her mobile number with the Aadhaar card.
She on Wednesday lashed out at the central government for its new diktat of now connecting the Aadhaar with bank accounts and SIM cards.
“They (Centre) are interfering in the people’s rights and privacy. Aadhaar number should not be linked with one’s mobile phone. I will not link my Aadhar number with my mobile even if my connection is snapped,” she said.
She also said Trinamool Congress (TMC) will observe November 8 as ‘Black Day’ and conduct rallies throughout the state carrying black flags to protest against demonetisation. Several other parties will also join the protest on November 8.
“They (Centre) have unleashed an autocratic rule in the country. No one can raise voice against them, else I-T, ED, CBI will be unleashed,” Banerjee alleged. She said the TMC will protest even if all its party leaders are sent to jail. “We are not cowards,” she said.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) had through a March 23 notification called for linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar.
Banerjee said that the TMC does not want to be in power in Delhi but “we have to play a role so that BJP is removed from power at the Centre”.
The Aadhaar linkage row has been continuing for a prolonged period, and has garnered mixed reactions. However, all opposition parties have come out hard against the policy, claiming that it would be a hindrance to the common people.
The Supreme Court is yet to give its final verdict on whether it is necessary to link the unique identity numbers to anything apart from government schemes. That Aadhaar card has to be linked with personal bank accounts and SIM cards have garnered a lot of flak on social media as well.