New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct. 30: A little after the Supreme Court today flayed the Bengal Government for challenging the Narendra Modi Government’s decision to make the Aadhar a mandatory proof for availing benefits of different social welfare schemes, its chief minister Mamata Banerjee bounced back by putting party MLA from Nadia’s Karimpur to file a petition before the court in an ‘individual capacity’.
Today the Supreme Court taken a strong exception while hearing the case for the first time and raised a very significant question that how can a state government challenge Parliament’s decision. The apex court advised the Bengal government’s counselors Kapil Sibal and Kalyan Bandopadhaya to tell Mamata Banerjee to file the petition at ‘individual capacity’ for which it also provided four weeks time period.
In Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee apparently welcomed the court’s advice and announced that party’s Karimpur MLA would now file a petition in the court in appropriate time in an individual capacity challenging the mandatory ‘linking’ of Aadhar for social welfare schemes.
“We appreciate the court decision”, said Mamata Banerjee. “Mohua will now fight the case at personal level challenging the Aadhar linking”, she added.
Mohua Moitra, a former investment banker, joined Trinamul Congress in 2015 and fought the assembly poll from Nadia’s Karimpur in 2016. She is often seen representing the party at political debates and panel discussions at different television channels at the National level.
Moitra, was, however, not available for comment on chief minister’s announcement till late in the afternoon