Sakshi Dhoni and Ravi Shankar Prasad in Twitter spat on Aadhar, Mrs Dhoni asks ‘Is there any privacy left?’


Just when Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was busy selling the idea of Aadhar using the former India captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the latter’s wife took to Twitter to slam him for breach of privacy.

The Union Information and Technology Minister had tweeted, “VLE of @CSCegov_ delivers #Aadhaar service to @msdhoni. Legendary cricketer’s #Digital hook (shot).”

Reacting angrily to his tweet, Sakshi posted, “@rsprasad @CSCegov_ is there any privacy left ??? Information of adhaar card including application is made public property!#disappointed.”

To which, Prasad clarified that Aadhar details were not public property wondering if his tweet had divulged any personal information of Dhoni family.

He wrote, “@SaakshiSRawat No it is not a public property. Does this Tweet divulge any personal information?”

Sakshi reminded the minister how CSC’s official Twitter handle had leaked the Aadhar form of Dhoni.

She wrote, “ Sir I m talking about the application which was tweeted along with picture by

A visibly embarrassed minister then promised to look into the matter.

The Centre’s Narendra Modi government’s plans to make Aadhar compulsory in a day to day life has gained hugely controversial in the last few days.

On Monday, the veteran Marxist leader, Sitaram Yechury, had slammed the central government in the Rajya Sabha accusing it of converting the country into a surveillance state.

He said that making Aadhaar card mandatory was a violation of fundamental right of privacy. “What are you reducing this Republic of India to,” he asked, as he opposed the amendments to alter the Companies Act and merger of various tribunals.

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