Linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts not mandatory says Sharad

Vastavam web: JD(U) MP Sharad Yadav today said linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and food security schemes should not be made mandatory as it caused problems to people, and claimed that even the family of former Union minister George Fernandes faced difficulty on this account.
The rebel JD(u) leader told reporters that pensioners and the poor benefiting from the National Food Security Act were hit hard when it was made compulsory.He termed Aadhaar card a “killer” and alleged that the government’s insistence that it be used under the act to get ration “has caused starvation and subsequently deaths”.
“The government is fleecing people and is exploring new ways to do so it (linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts and food security schemes) should not be mandatory and there has to be clarity on this,” Yadav said.Replying to a question on demonetisation, he attacked the government and said opposition parties would stage protests to denounce the move and observe “black day” on November 8 when the declaration of noteban would complete a year.Yadav also announced that the next round of ‘Shared Composite Culture’, a campaign he launched to “save democracy” earlier this year, would be held in Mumbai on October 27.