We know here as West Bengal chief minister. Mamata Banerjee is a poet, painter, miscellaneouist and a controversial politician. She is the first woman to hold the office of chief minister and the 8th CM since 2011.
Now she is ready to lose her mobile phone connection but will not link it to her Aadhaar Card.
“Under no circumstances will I link my Aadhaar with my telephone number. If the authorities disconnect my phone, let them do it,” Mamata said.
Urging people to follow the suit, Mamata alleged that linking phone to Aadhaar is a ploy to breach people’s privacy.
Aadhaar — the 12-digit biometric identification project — was mooted roughly a decade ago to plug leakages in the delivery of state benefits. But many say the massive data collection process, which has information of more than a billion Indians, could be used for identity theft, government surveillance and security breaches.
At least 21 Aadhaar leaks or data breaches have been detailed till April 27 this year.