CPM criticises Union Minister KJ Alphons' Aadhaar remark

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday attacked the Central Government over Union Minister K.J. Alphons’ remarks on the validity of Aadhaar.

Published: 25th March 2018 07:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2018 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury (File | PTI)

By ANI

RAJKOT: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday attacked the Central Government over Union Minister K J Alphons’ remarks on the validity of Aadhaar.

Alphons earlier today said that people are raising question over Aadhaar card validity ‘but are ready to get naked before white man for visa.’

READ: People question Aadhaar, but ready to get naked before white man for visa, says Union Minister K J Alphons

Criticising the Minister's remarks, Yechury said the question is not about getting naked or giving biometrics to a country for the visa, the question is information is being collected on the basis of Aadhar.

He further said that during the elections government will use those data to influence it.

"The personal information of people is their personal liberty, which is also their constitutional right. This is very undemocratic and wrong. It's an attack on people's individuality," he added.

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