BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday, hit out at the compulsory Aadhar, saying it was a threat to India’s security. Swamy said he will soon write to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hoped that the Supreme Court will strike it down. “I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down,” Swamy tweeted.
I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) October 31, 2017
On Monday, Supreme Court had said that a Constitution bench will start hearing a batch of petitions challenging Modi government’s move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing several services and benefits of government welfare schemes from the last week of November.
The Centre had told the apex court last week that it had extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail benefits of government schemes to March 31, 2018. The previous deadline was December 31, 2017.