Thursday, 27 Sep, 7.17 am News Karnataka

Aadhaar validity will check graft, leakage of public money: BJP MP

Bengaluru: Validation of the Aadhaar Act by the Supreme Court would check corruption, eliminate middlemen and prevent leakage of public money used for direct transfer benefit, said BJP MP from Karnataka and a petitioner, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, on Wednesday.

"The judgement will ensure that corruption and leakage in the use of public money will be put to an end in the system," said Chandrasekhar, a Rajya Sabha member, in a statement.

Earlier in the day, a 5-member constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act, 2016, with modifications.