Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Congress has moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to block the implementation of Aadhaar Bill unless it was cleared by Rajya Sabha.
Congress senior leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely introduced the Bill as a money Bill in the last session of Parliament, the Opposition parties could not challenge it in the Rajya Sabha. He said that it is important because declaring the Aadhaar Bill as money Bill violates Article 110 of the Constitution and has grave implications for the future of Rajya Sabha itself. ‘We believe we have an iron clad case. This has relevance to the future of Rajya Sabha itself and that why I took up after a great deal of consideration and consultation.’, he said.
It may be recalled that Congress leaders in the Rajya Sabha recommended five amendments to the Bill but the Lok Sabha on March 16 brushed them aside and went ahead to pass the Bill.