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Mamata against Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Strongly opposing the Centre's move to make mandatory for opening accounts and financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above, Chief Minister on Friday said the poor will be affected by the decision most.

"The poorest of the poor and the marginalised people will be the worst sufferers if is made mandatory unilaterally," Banerjee tweeted.

She added that Aadhar has privacy issues and that the government should not make it compulsory.

"has serious issues about privacy. Govt must not make it mandatory before 100% coverage is achieved," Banerjee wrote in the next tweet.

According to the new mandate, all existing account holders will have to submit Aadhaar card numbers to banks by December 31 this year, failing which the accounts will become invalid.



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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 16:54 IST