WB CM Mamata Banerjee says SC didn't reject her Aadhaar plea

Updated On : 30 Oct , 2017 , 07:06 PM
WB CM Mamata Banerjee says SC didn’t reject her Aadhaar plea
WB CM Mamata Banerjee says SC didn’t reject her Aadhaar plea
New Delhi:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed that the Supreme Court has not rejected her petition but directed her to approach it in an individual capacity in a case wherein the state government had challenged the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. She said she respects the court order.

“If court has said on Aadhaar matter that I need to approach individually, then I respect it. They have not rejected my petition,” ANI quoted Mamata as saying.

Her reaction came after the apex court said under the federal structure an individual can file such a plea but not a state government.

Earlier, the Supreme Court wondered how a state can challenge Parliament's mandate and question the Centre's move to make the Aadhaar card mandatory for receiving the benefits of social welfare schemes.

First Published : Monday, October 30, 2017 06:52 PM
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