The House saw an animated discussion when the Aadhar Bill, passed by Lok Sabha, was moved for consideration and return, with opposition questioning in unison why it has been been brought has a 'Money Bill' (which deals with issues like taxation).
At this, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said since the decision to declare it as 'Money Bill' had been taken by Lok Sabha Speaker, he could not do anything but ensure that it is returned to the Lower House (after passage).
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh supported the Aadhar Bill which is aimed at giving statutory backing to the unique identity number scheme, but proposed amendments including a "fundamental departure" against the provision making its use mandatory rather than voluntary. The former minister argued that every individual should have the freedom to opt out of Aadhar and said the present Bill does not give that space.

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