2024 Elections: High stakes of freebies vs fiscal responsibility

NEW DELHI:As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is ongoing , the manifestos of India’s leading political parties lay bare the intricate web of electoral promises designed to captivate voters’ imaginations and, crucially, secure their votes. Among the most discussed elements of these manifestos are the array of “freebies” that parties propose, ranging from cash transfers […]

Now Jharkhand Govt’s Freebies: 5 Unit Bijli For Every New Tree

"Anybody who plants a tree in their house would be provided five units of free electricity for planting and protecting one tree each in an individual campus," Soren had said, adding that the policy was launched keeping in mind the concretisation of urban areas.

It’s High Time For Legislation On Freebies

During a rally on 17th July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “revdi culture” (culture of distributing freebies) is very dangerous for development of the country and needs to be removed from politics in the country. On 26th July, hearing a PIL on rampant culture of freebies, the Supreme Court called the issue “serious” one […]

Freebies By Parties Will Lead To Economic Disaster: Centre To SC

NEW DELHI: Populist election promises by political parties and freebies doled out by their governments have an adverse impact on the economy which often leads to economic disasters, the Central government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Representing the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should examine the […]