Jairam’s Aadhaar petition will be heard in November

Jairam’s Aadhaar petition will be heard in November
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New Delhi: (PTI) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would hear Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s plea challenging the Lok Sabha Speaker’s decision to certify a bill to amend the Aadhaar law as a money bill in the first week of November.

The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was representing Ramesh and was seeking an early hearing on the plea.

When the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said that the matter would be heard in the first week of November, Sibal requested for an earlier date as it had nothing to do with the batch of petitions pending in the main Aadhaar matter.

“Can’t it be heard earlier? It has nothing to do with the Aadhaar matter. It is about the issue related to money bill and has nothing to do with right to privacy,” Sibal said.

However, the bench said that the plea would be heard in November.

The apex court had on August 30 said that it would hear a batch of petitions challenging the government’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes in the first week of November.

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