New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Welcoming the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, the Congress on Wednesday said the court had upheld the previous UPA government ‘s vision of Aadhaar as an empowering tool for marginalised sections while striking down the NDA government’s idea of making it an intrusive tool.
In a reaction to the order, AICC spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said, ‘UPA’s vision of Aadhaar to use it as an empowering tool for the marginalised sections upheld by the Honourable Supreme Court today.
NDA’s idea of making it an intrusive tool rather than beneficial for the country struck down and how!’
The Apex court upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and said it empowers the marginalised sections of the society. However, it ruled that Aadhaar is not mandatory for school admissions and mobile phone connections.
The court said Aadhaar was not mandatory for bank accounts.