SC to hear Jairam Aadhar bill plea

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who challenged the propriety of the government introducing the Aadhaar law as a money bill, and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to address the court on the issue.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit asked the Attorney General to address the court on the issue as senior counsel P. Chidambaram told the court that presenting the proposed Aadhaar Act as a money bill was unconstitutional.

Appearing for Jairam Ramesh, who moved the public interest litigation, Chidambaram — senior counsel and himself a former union finance minister.

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