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Will obey Supreme Court directive: Mamata Banerjee on Aadhaar linking

Will obey Supreme Court directive: Mamata Banerjee on Aadhaar linking
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Meanwhile, Mamata told media she will “obey” the apex court’s directive which questioned the state government-'s move and said she could file a plea...

Observing that in a federal set up one State government cannot challenge a law passed by Parliament, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to file a petition challenging linking of Aadhaar with mobile number in her individual capacity.

The bench asked senior counsel Kapil Sibal appearing for the State government “How can a state file such a plea. In a federal structure, how can a state file a plea challenging Parliament’s mandate.” Mr. Sibal said the labour department of the state has filed the petition, as subsidies under these schemes have to be given by them to children.

Meanwhile, Mamata told media she will “obey” the apex court’s directive which questioned the state government's move and said she could file a plea in individual capacity.

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