Supreme Court Hearing On Freebies Announced By Political Parties Ahead Of Elections PM Modi Kejriwal Fight Over Free Politics
Supreme Court Hearing on Free Schemes: There will be an...
Supreme Court Hearing on Free Schemes: There will be an important hearing in the Supreme Court today regarding the free schemes in the elections. The free schemes have been cited to cause huge damage to the country’s economy. Free schemes start being announced as soon as elections come. To get votes, if someone announces to waive electricity, then someone distributes laptops. There is a competition to forgive the debt. A petition has been filed in the court seeking cancellation of recognition of parties declaring freebies.
The Supreme Court has become strict regarding this Revdi culture of political parties. The hearing on the petition filed regarding the free schemes was held on 3 August. During the last hearing, the court had talked about forming a committee.
Supreme Court hearing on free schemes
There will be a hearing again today in the Supreme Court regarding the free scheme of political parties. The Supreme Court had expressed concern about free schemes in the election manifesto on behalf of political parties. On August 3, the Supreme Court had said that free schemes harm the government exchequer. The court had also asked the Central Government and the Election Commission to consider a ban on it. On the other hand, the Aam Aadmi Party has reached the Supreme Court against the petition filed regarding free schemes.
Ruckus on Rewari culture
Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has questioned the petition saying that the announcement of such schemes is a democratic and constitutional right of political parties. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice AV Raman is hearing the matter. During the last hearing, the court had insisted on forming a committee to solve the problem.
The Supreme Court had asked to form a committee
The Supreme Court had said that the committee should have representatives of other parties including Finance Commission, NITI Aayog, Reserve Bank, Law Commission, political parties. To stop the free schemes, a 3-judge bench has sought suggestions from the Central Government, the Election Commission, the petitioner and senior advocate Kapil Sibal. The court had given 7 days to give suggestions.
War of words between PM Modi and Kejriwal
PM Modi (Narendra Modi) once again took a jibe at the opposition parties regarding ‘Rewadi Culture’ to create vote bank with lucrative promises to the public. Regarding the promises of providing free facilities, he said on Wednesday that if there is selfishness in politics, then anyone can come and announce to give free petrol and diesel tomorrow. At the same time, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal retaliated and said that the tax payer is cheated when the bank loans of a few friends are waived off. Kejriwal challenged the PM to hold a referendum on free schemes.
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