Aadhaar ruling review rejected
Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought reference to a seven-judge bench the Centre’s decision to pass the Aadhaar Act in 2015, on the ground that “it would have serious consequences — not just for judicial discipline, but also for the ends of justice”.
Justice Chandrachud disagreed with the majority opinion of four other judges on the bench who dismissed a batch of petitions seeking review of the 2018 judgment by another constitution bench that had upheld the validity of the Act.
Dissenting judge Justice Chandrachud differed with the view on the ground that the Aadhaar Bill could not have been passed by Parliament without the approval of Rajya Sabha since it was not a “money bill”.