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Problem was not with idea of Aadhaar but its idequacies'

Problem was not with idea of Aadhaar but its idequacies

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 5: Prime Minister rendra Modi in an upcoming book says he had no differences with the idea of Aadhaar but had a problem with its idequacies when in April 2014 he had dismissed the biometric ID system as a “political gimmick”. “For them (UPA 2), it was just another scheme. I had suggested many ideas but they simply didn’t want to accept any suggestions from rendra Modi,” the Prime Minister is quoted as saying in “Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-Digit Revolution”. Authored by political-economy alyst Shankkar Aiyar, the 266-page book is being unveiled on Thursday (July 6), also the day on which then Fince Minister Prab Mukherjee announced the creation of Aadhaar in 2009. President Prab Mukherjee, sharing his insights on Aadhaar in the book, states, “I was not satisfied with merely letting it happen. I was determined to make it happen.” The publisher Westland said that Shankkar Aiyar has arranged a linear history on the ups, downs and turrounds of Aadhaar under two governments with diametrically differing ideologies.(IANS)

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