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War over freebies between AAP and BJP reaches Supreme Court

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The freebie by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a matter of concern in opposition parties’ camp. AAP came into power with a thumping victory due to the vast improvement in government schools’ education, along with 200 units of free electricity and free travel for women on DTC buses. Overall, it is a boon for the lower and middle classes.

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Of late, the Aam Aadmi Party has knocked on the door of the Supreme Court and claimed that expenses on public welfare schemes, such as education, health, and so on, do not come in the category of “rewadi,” or freebies, as said by the BJP.

Taking a dig at the BJP, AAP said freebies mean providing relaxation in tax for a limited number of people.

AAP clearly said several parties before the election promised a lot, but after that, they forgot their promises and did entirely different things when they formed the government.

Taking a dig at PM Narendra Modi, the saffron party promised before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that 15 lakh rupees would be transferred into the accounts of needy people. But after the formation of the government, the BJP waived Rs 10 lakh crore for only a few people, “it said.”

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Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM and AAP national convener, on Monday hit out at the Modi government over the PM’s comments on freebies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that all the hard work is being done with the goal of getting votes by spreading the freebie culture. However, PM Modi warned people over the “rewadi” culture.

Reacting to this, Kejriwal said that providing quality education and adequate medical facilities are not freebies.

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