Free-Freebies or Paid-Freebies: Who Pays for it?(Part-II)

In the part II of the article, the author discusses the lack of any judicial precedent regarding the distribution of freebies, which has prompted the political parties to misuse the lacuna that has been created. Political parties have much before the elections start promising various freebies to lure voters into voting for their parties and thus putting a huge burden on the State exchequer. The author concludes by suggesting ways through which the issue can be resolved. Continue reading Free-Freebies or Paid-Freebies: Who Pays for it?(Part-II)

Free-Freebies or Paid-Freebies: Who Pays for it?(Part-I)

In the part I of the article, the author discusses genesis of the idea of freebies in the mainstream Indian politics. The author discusses the relevancy of the same vis-a-vis the point of view of an ordinary voter in line with the burden of freebies in state exchequer. Continue reading Free-Freebies or Paid-Freebies: Who Pays for it?(Part-I)