With the passing of THE ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021 in Rajya Sabha on Dec 21, 2021, the new sub-sections were added in section 23 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, according to which the electoral registration officer, may ask the applicant to furnish the Aadhaar card 1 to establish his/her identity.
Ever since the bill was passed the members of the parliament belonging to the opposition are protesting against it, but what are the exact ways in which this linking can be misused by the government or the members of the political party sitting in power?
1 An identification card having a unique 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Named after the Aadhaar Act. See, Aadhaar.