WB CM Challenges Aadhaar In Supreme Court


Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Bengal, has challenged the mandatory Aadhaar rules in the Supreme Court. The petition will be heard on Monday.

Earlier, Ms Banerjee had announced that she would rather have her phone disconnected than submit to the new rule requiring every citizen to link their Aadhaar card number to their mobile number.

“I will not link #Aadhaar with my phone, if they want to disconnect my phone, let them,” Ms Banerjee said defiantly, addressing her Trinamool Congress party’s core committee meeting.

All phone users have to link their Aadhaar card numbers to their mobile phones to avoid disconnection, a government notice said in March. The Aaadhaar number is also essential for subscribers going for new SIMs.