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.