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Bengal to bring resolution against compulsory Aadhar for LPG

Kolkata, Nov 18 : The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will move a resolution in the state assembly opposing the centre's decision to make Aadhaar card compulsory for getting subsidised cooking gas (LPG), a minister said Monday.


"We will bring a resolution in the assembly opposing the decision to make Aadhar compulsory for LPG. We will ask the centre for a rethink on the inappropriate decision. Even the Supreme Court has opined against the decision," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

Refusing to divulge details, Chatterjee said all aspects concerning public welfare will be looked into while formulating the resolution.

With a large percentage of the population yet to enroll for the Aadhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier voiced her concern over the issue and sought the prime minister's intervention into the matter.

Chatterjee also blamed the "flawed policies" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the centre for enhancing the problems and burdens of the common man and accused "certain vested interests" of running a malicious campaign to undermine the good work done by the state government.

A three-day programme beginning Dec 4 has been organised to mark 75 years of the state assembly.

"President Pranab Mukherjee and Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, among others, will grace the occasion," Chatterjee said.

--IANS (Posted on 18-11-2013)

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