Will not link my mobile number with Aadhaar, let authorities disconnect my connection: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the Centre on Wednesday, saying she will not link Aadhaar to her phone number and dared authorities to “disconnect it if they wanted to”.
“Under no circumstances will I link my Aadhaar with my telephone number. If the authorities disconnect my phone, let them do it. It will actually save me a lot of trouble as I won’t have to go through a number of text messages,” she said.
She was speaking at an extended core committee meeting of Trinamool Congress in Kolkata.
“I would urge you to protest in a similar manner. How many telephone connections will they disconnect? What does BJP want? Do they want to listen to people’s secrets. It’s a direct attack on privacy,” she said.
Describing the decision to link the two as an attack on privacy, the CM said, “After you link Aadhaar with your phone, even personal conversations between husband and wife will reach the BJP office. We are taking up the issue in and out of the Parliament. If need be, we may fight it legally too.”
The extended core committee meeting was held at Nazrul Mancha, in which MLAs, MPs, civic body chiefs, zilla parishad sabhadhipatis were present.