How Can A State Challenge A Law Passed By Parliament? Supreme Court Slapped Mamata Banerjee over Aadhaar Petition


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Bannerji is one feisty and popular politician who never shies away from speaking her mind in public. And it is an open secret that she has been very vocal about the BJP government at the center and its policies.

How It Was started –

when Department of Telecom (DoT) had called for linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar on March 23, she was one of the first voices to resent this. she clearly announced, “I will not connect Aadhaar with my mobile at any cost. Let my mobile connection be discontinued”.

Revolt Against Adhar Linking Scheme –


I will also ask more and more people to protest in the same way. This linking of Aadhar with mobile is an attack on personal privacy. Even person conversation between a husband and a wife will be public then. There are certain personal matters which cannot be made public, she said

I Will see you In Court –

To Settle this matter legally the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government challenged the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act under Article 32 of the Constitution of India.

Plan Backfired – 

But Supreme Court today took strong objection to the petition filed by the West Bengal state government . A Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan quizzed Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who appeared for West Bengal, on how the state could resort to such a measure.

Justice Sikri Observed,

How can a State challenge a law made by the Parliament? You are challenging the vires of the Act.”. Sibal, you are more mature than us. Let an individual come, let Mamata Banerjee come. But how can the State come? Tomorrow, what is the Centre challenges a law made by a State?”


According to the Bench Of Supreme court,

The controversy over Aadhaar needs examination but state government can’t file a petition against a law passed by Parliament.

Well This is not the first time when Supreme court has ridiculed Mamata Banerjee.


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