PIL wants Aadhaar to be linked with voter ID to curb bogus voting
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Madras High Court. It seeks direction to the Election Commission to link Aadhaar card details of individuals with their voter identity cards to curb bogus voting. The litigant claimed it would also help in purifying the electoral rolls.
A Division Bench of Justices S. Manikumar and P.T. Asha, ECI counsel Niranjan Rajagopalan said the Commission did not have any objection to the petitioner’s plea, but it had to be examined in the light of a recent judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on the validity of Aadhaar.
After hearing him, the judges suo motu included Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the Union Ministries of Law and Home as respondents to the case and ordered notices to them returnable by October 29.