Technocrat Nandan Nilekani’s creations of pride is being turned into a weapon on himself by opposition BJP. The five time winning BJP MP from South Bangalore, Ananth Kumar, whom Nilekani is facing in his debut elections, is saying that he is not afraid of his opponent at all. In public life, Aadhaar is the only credit Nilekani is claiming, but the project is in fact a threat to nation, said the BJP MP.
“Aadhar card is not at all good for India. It should be scrapped because non citizens should not be given cards. Cards should be given on basis of citizenship. Secondly, data of citizens cannot be held by a US company, which is servicing Pakistan also,” Ananth Kumar said.
Speaking at another occasion, BJP national spokes person Meenakshi Lekhi has also said that “Aadhaar needs a re-look to see if anything has gone wrong and to know who stores and shares the biometric data of citizens, I will be ashamed to take credit for such a project,” she said. BJP has also asked for a CBI probe into various aspects of Aadhaar project, including the verification of funds allotted to it.
BJP is choosing to attack a scheme rather than its political opponent, it needs to be seen how this approach will pay the party.
Meanwhile, Nilekani has defended his choice of Congress party for he found an ideological sync with the party and also because of the secular liberal values the party upholds, he said.