SC to hear challenge to Aadhaar bill in January

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who moved the Bill and piloted them in both the Houses, had turned down the Opposition argument that Parliament cannot legislate as the matter is before the SC.


New Delhi, Nov 18: The Supreme Court of India is likely to hear in January the plea filed by Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar bill as a money bill.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who moved the Bill and piloted them in both the Houses, had turned down the Opposition argument that Parliament cannot legislate as the matter is before the Supreme Court.

The Bill was passed during Budget session in March 2016 after overruling the amendments moved in the Rajya Sabha.