Odisha Man Sues PM Modi After 21 Failed Attempts to Get Aadhaar Card
Jitendra Kumar Sethy, a daily wage worker of Odisha’s Khetapaju village, has sued Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he failed to register for an Aadhaar card despite 21 attempts. Sethy says he has been photographed at multiple Aadhaar centres but witnessed technical glitches every time with his fingerprint.
Sethy has filed a one-page petition against PM Modi at the permanent Lok Adalat in Phulbani of Kandhamal district. He has submitted a voter ID card, bank pass book and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act job card as proofs of his identity.
“I am not able to access different government welfare schemes. I am being turned away by government offices as I don’t have an Aadhaar card,” Sethy said as quoted by The Hindu.
Sethy has three minor children, wife and ageing parents at home. None of the other family members faced any problem while registering for an Aadhaar card.
“My photographs were taken 21 times. First, I stood in a queue at Khajuripada tahasil office. Later, I waited for five to six months. My father received his Aadhaar number, while my application was shown as rejected. Subsequently, I enrolled for an Aadhaar card at our Balaskumpa Panchayat office. It was again rejected,” he said.
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