The BJP seems to be backing home minister P Chidambaram on the issue of not extending the mandate of Unique Identification (UID) scheme without addressing national security concerns. “The most important aspect is the issue of national security when we see massive infiltration from across the border to foment trouble, terror and destabilisation in the country,” BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
He added: “Can the issue of development be divorced from securities issues? Welfare programmes are financed from tax payers' money. Why should it go to those who have got no legal status to stay in India?”Chidambaram had, however, raised security concern saying the UIDAI data was not reliable but not on infiltration as claimed by BJP.