Centre's response

On the back foot

Print edition : September 15, 2017

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holding up his Aadhaar card while addressing a press conference on the Supreme Court’s judgment, in New Delhi on August 25. Photo: PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He made some perplexing statements on privacy in the Rajya Sabha during discussions on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016. Photo: Kamal Narang

The Supreme Court’s verdict seemed to take the wind out of the ruling dispensation’s sails on the issue of privacy, and BJP leaders tied themselves up in knots trying to prove that the judgment had not invalidated their position.
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