Centre working with global tech giants to turn Aadhaar into surveillance tool, alleges Chavan
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Centre working with global tech giants to turn Aadhaar into surveillance tool, alleges Chavan

Senior Congress leader and former state chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan has alleged that the Central government of working hand in glove with global tech giants to turning Aadhaar into surveillance tool.

In a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Mr Chavan expressed doubt on explanations of Google company, saying, "As it has accepted its mistake for including the helpline number and begged forgiveness but it was not possible a mistake from Google and if the search engine has made a mistake then why the government has not fined the company for its mistake as it foreign country a heavy fine extracted for this mistake?"

Mr Chavan further alleged that Mr Brijbhushan Pande, chief of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had ‘politely’ requested a Google, a global technological company to include Aadhaar helpline number in Smartphone under the pressurize tactics of the central government.

He demanded that the government should have clarified on this issue immediately with transparency, otherwise the government should charge heavy fine from Google for its ‘mistake’.

Taking a dig at the ruling government Mr Chavan said that the state government was deceiving Maratha and Dhangar community people by giving false assurances , adding that in last four year they did not try to create sufficient employment in the state.

" If the government could have produced employment then ongoing violent agitations for Maratha reservation could not have happened", he said.

On Dhangar communities reservation, Mr Chavan said that Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) had assured in election campaign that the party would give reservation within first few days after coming in power, which assurance could not fulfill so far.

Reducing the height of memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mumbai sea, Mr Chavan alleged that the government was confusing the peoples on height with doing 'juggle' in this issue, as the government has reduced the height of statue from 160 metre to 126 metre before laying the foundation of the memorial by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he alleged. (UNI)