Supreme Court refuses to hear RS MP Sasikala Pushpa’s plea seeking merger of voter ID with Aadhaar

By: |
January 19, 2018 9:05 PM

The Supreme Court granted her liberty to assist its larger bench which is hearing the challenge to the Act governing the unique identity scheme.

Aadhaar, Voter ID card, Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, AIADMKThe Supreme Court granted her liberty to assist its larger bench which is hearing the challenge to the Act governing the unique identity scheme. (Image: IE)

The Supreme Court today refused to hear Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa’s plea seeking merger of voter ID card with Aadhaar and granted her liberty to assist its larger bench which is hearing the challenge to the Act governing the unique identity scheme. The plea filed by Pushpa, who has been expelled from the AIADMK, came up for hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. “We are disposing of this petition with liberty to assist the constitution bench in the Aadhaar matter,” the bench said.

A five-judge constitution bench is hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of government’s flagship Aadhaar programme and its enabling Act of 2016. The apex court had on December 15 last year extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes of all ministries and departments of the Centre, states and union territories.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Supreme Court says UP govt must dispel doubts that it is dragging its feet on Lakhimpur Kheri incident
2Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s UK extradition appeal to be heard on December 14
3PM Modi to virtually interact with Goans on October 23: CM Pramod Sawant