Soon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized the Central Government’s move to link Aadhaar with mobile phone numbers, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh took a political jibe at her by alleging that complying with the directive will “expose the corruption” of her party men.
“Mamata Banerjee is against linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers because doing so will expose the corruption of her party men and supporters,” he said.
The Government had recently made it mandatory to link Aadhaar cards with bank accounts, permanent account numbers (PAN), income tax return (ITR), social security schemes and mobile phones. The deadlines for each vary.
Responding to the above order passed by the Government, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP of unleashing an “autocratic rule and destroying the federal structure” of the country while opposing linking of Aadhaar with the mobile phone number.
She alleged that the BJP was trying to finish off all other parties in the country and said the TMC would play a role in ousting it from power at the Centre.
“They (Centre) are interfering in the people’s rights and privacy. The Aadhaar number should not be linked with one’s mobile phone. I will not link my Aadhaar number with my mobile even if my connection is snapped,” she asserted.
“They (Centre) have unleashed an autocratic rule in the country. No one can raise voice against them, else I-T, ED, CBI will be unleashed,” Banerjee alleged. She said the TMC will protest even if all its party leaders are sent to jail. “We are not cowards,” she charged.
She went on to criticize Demonetization and said that 8 November, the day on which demonetization was announced last year, will be observed as a black day by the TMC. The TMC chief also had a word of caution for her party leaders and said that anti-party activities will not be tolerated.
-with inputs from the Deccan Chronicle.