Compulsory linking of Aadhaar threat to national security: Subramanian Swamy

The BJP MP in a tweet said that he would be writing a letter to PM Narendra Modi about the issue a day after the Supreme Court said its constitution bench would start hearing the petitions.

Published: 31st October 2017 02:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2017 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today opposed a move to make Aadhaar compulsory, saying it would be a threat to national security and be struck down by the Supreme Court.

Swamy said in a tweet he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

"I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhaar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down," he tweeted.

Read Swamy's tweet here: 

 

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His Twitter post came a day after the Supreme Court said its constitution bench would start hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre's move to make the Aadhaar card -- which carries a 12-digit unique identity number -- mandatory for those wishing to avail themselves of services and benefits of government welfare schemes from the last week of November.

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