Opposition flays Aadhaar Bill in RS

Opposition flays Aadhaar Bill in RS

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New Delhi, Jul 8: Participating in the debate on the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the CPM member KK Ragesh on Monday said the Supreme Court had struck down Section 57 of the Act which considered the Right to Privacy is the fundamental Act.

Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD) said that one nation, one card sounded attractive but not practical where as the BSP member Veer Singh was afraid of changing the face and fingerprint of a person with span of time.

Congress lawmaker Jairam Ramesh said bringing this as Money Bill was a ‘constitutional fraud’ and the SC said in its last verdict that this should be voluntary for the direct benefit transfer.

AAP member Sanjay Singh also raised his concerns for the safety of the data and asked the Government that it should bring the Data Protection Act first to protect the data.

The newly elected members, Aswini Ramesh, Vijay Sai Reddy and Shiv Pratap Shukla also debated on the merits of the Act that had stopped the pilferage in the direct benefit transfer schemes. (UNI)