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Freebies: Supreme Court asked on free announcements of parties in elections, first tell the difference between public welfare scheme-freebies

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The court said that it cannot bar the announcements of political parties during elections but there is a need to differentiate between public welfare schemes and free announcements. During the hearing, the court said that the tax money should be spent properly.

New Delhi, Online Desk. An important hearing was held in the Supreme Court today on the free promises of political parties during the elections. During this, the Supreme Court in a stern tone asked a question to the political parties? The court said, we cannot stop the announcements of political parties during elections, but it is very important to differentiate between public welfare schemes and free announcements. The court has asked the Election Commission and the state governments to file a detailed reply.

The next hearing on the free ‘Rewari Culture’ will now be held on Monday. In the last hearing, the top court had slammed the Election Commission for not filing the affidavit. Objecting to the publication of the Election Commission’s affidavit in the media, the court said that should we read your affidavit in the newspaper? During the last hearing, the counsel for the petitioner had argued for cancellation of recognition of the parties making free declaration. To this the court said that this is not our business. If a law has to be made on this, then the central government should make it. During the hearing, the court had talked about forming a committee of experts.

Let us inform that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly opposing the free promises or Rewari culture, while Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is continuously supporting it. The issue is expected to remain relevant in the next Lok Sabha elections as well.

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