Gujarat power bill waiver beginning of downward spiral towards bankruptcy; India needs to curb frenzy of freebies
Gujarat's move to announce a power bill waiver of Rs 650 crore shows that it doesn't matter if it's the taxpayers who will suffer the burden. The actual tax-paying public is too small to matter when the general elections are around the corner.
Major political parties barring the Bahujan Samaj Party today opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos, claiming that this was their prerogative
All of us know how ridiculously small-time most freebies are but political parties will have their way as long as we hopelessly fall for it.