Mamata protests against Aadhaar

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee strongly resisted linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar.She said she would not do so and does not care if her mobile gets disconnected. She said that the BJP Government was trying to intrude into personal lives of people and curb their freedom.

She said that even a personal conversation between husband and wife would be tapped.The Department of Telecommunications had issued a notification asking all phone service providers to verify details about existing subscribers through Know Your Customer scheme. Mamata Banerjee said that linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers amounted to breach of the right of privacy. She wondered what the government was going to do after collecting personal information. She had also earlier protested about linking of Aadhaar with various other schemes.