BJP accused of stealing Aadhaar data in Puducherry for poll campaign, Madras HC expresses concern
The Madras High Court has asked the Election Commission to urgently look into allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party that it was illegally using Aadhaar data of voters in Puducherry for making political gains in the Assembly elections in the Union Territory, Live Law reported on Friday.
It also asked the poll panel not to shirk responsibility while looking into such serious allegations. “It will not do for the Election Commission to pass the buck in this case and say that the cyber crimes division is conducting an investigation,” the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy observed….
The plea alleged that the Puducherry BJP unit has gained unauthorised access to personal data of the residents of Union Territory from the Aadhar-Unique Identification Authority of India database, which the party was now using for its own political mileage….