Published On : Mon, Oct 30th, 2017

Aadhar: SC says Mamata can’t challenge Central Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court responds to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying the state cannot challenge a Central Act. The court said she could challenge the Act as an individual but not as state.

Banerjee had challenged the mandatory Aadhaar rules in the Supreme Court and 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,” 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.