Ramesh moves SC on treating Aadhaar as money Bill
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar Bill as a money Bill, which was passed during the Budget session last month, overruling amendments moved in Rajya Sabha.
“Yesterday, I have filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar as a money Bill,” Ramesh, a former Union Minister during the UPA, said.
With this, the controversy over treating Aadhaar as a money Bill, which refuses to die down ever since its passage, has taken a new twist as it is generally believed that Speaker’s discretion is final in the matter. Accusing the NDA government of showing “utter contempt” of Rajya Sabha for taking the money Bill route to pass the Aadhaar Bill, the opposition party had earlier indicated that the matter could be challenged in the court.