Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed linking of LPG subisdy disbursement with Aadhar cards saying that hardly 15 per cent of people in her state have Aadhaar cards.
Writing in her Facebook account, Banerje said: "Petroleum Ministry has created a confusion to deprive the poor people.
They have made AADHAAR CARD mandatory for disbursement of subsidy on LPG cylinder purchase.
"I am shocked with this decision. Already, the common people are hard pressed by the restriction of subsidized LPG cylinders to nine per year. Now this AADHAAR CARD issue will be another cause of harassment to the common people.
"It is the responsibility of the Central Government to prepare the AADHAAR CARD. Only 15% people of our State have got AADHAAR CARD. How will the rest of the people get their LPG subsidies if AADHAAR CARD is made mandatory?