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ECI supports Madras HC petition calling for Aadhaar–Voter ID linking

The Madras High Court has issued notice in a petition appealing the linkage of Aadhaar with Voter ID. The Election Commission has informed the court that it supports the petition and linkage, reports Bar & Bench. A bench of Justices S Manikumar and PT Asha issued notice in the petition filed by Advocate ML Ravi, president of the Desiya Makkal Sakkthi Katchi (National People's Power Party). The petition calls for the Election Commission to link Aadhaar with Voter ID to weed out invalid and illegal voters, and errors in manual registration of voters. Adv. Ravi appealed for the court to grant an interim injunction on any by-election and Lok Sabha elections until the linkage of Aadhaar with Voter ID was completed. The PIL appeals for linkage on the following grounds: Voters who change residence are disenfranchised Cited a writ petition filed in the Madras HC over…

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