While the Supreme Court is slated to hearing pleasagainst Aadhaar today, there seems to be no end to politics around the issue. The issue has now been taken up by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter, the Gandhi scion posted a comparison of the Aadhaar scheme during UPA regime, and the one under the NDA.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted that while Aadhaar under UPA government was “a voluntary instrument to empower citizens”, the one under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA is “a compulsory weapon to disempower citizens”.Notably, the developments come days after reports said that Aadhaar database details were available for mere Rs 500, raising questions on the security of the system.
And to counter such threats, the Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) announced the launch of ‘Virtual’ Aadhaar, which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.