The Mamata Banerjee government has faced the flak of the Supreme Court again due to its disputed anti-Aadhaar stance, which seriously calls for deeper introspection.
Quite embarrassingly for the TMC government, the Supreme Court bench of justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan has clearly urged the government to answer their reservations on ‘one-nation, one-identity’ their.
Surprisingly, the West Bengal has remarked in Court, “Yes, we all are citizens of this country and Indianness has nothing to do with this kind of identity.” Interestingly, West Bengal is one of those few states which have questioned the whole idea of implementing Aadhaar altogether.
There is no denying the fact that Aadhaar scheme will be very important for West Bengal as illegal immigration as has become rampant in the bordering districts.
Corruption has also reached its zenith and public distribution scheme has literally collapsed. In such a scenario, the Aadhaar scheme is going to help the state in the long run.
No doubt, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who loves to look at herself as future Prime Ministerial candidate, is missing no opportunity to oppose Narendra Modi, is actually hurting the prospects of the state. It remains to be seen whether the TMC government restrains from their anti-Aadhaar stance or not.