Freebies: A Revdi culture

Let’s first understand the meaning of the freebies “something that is given to you without you having to pay for it, especially as a way of attracting your support for on interest in something.”

Freebies are not bad if the government delivers them to the right person who truly deserves that, and this aid will help him to rise in society. But many times, we see that due to a corrupt system, a person who truly needs these freebies isn’t able to enjoy this.

The hidden cost of reckless spending is often a government short of money to invest in things that multiply incomes and improve lives sustainably, whether it is roads that aid commerce or schools with mid-day meals. Instead of burning cash on such reckless things to grab a few votes, the government should use this for building expressways and airports, houses, and toilets for the poor, as spending generates growth and delivers and will do “social justice .”Our politicians, despite knowing the fact that freebies will put an additional burden on the exchequer, political parties have been competing with each other in the run-up to elections by announcing a string of freebies to woo the voters.

The impact of freebies was visible in the 2021 Kerala Assembly elections. Two years after being routed in the Lok Sabha polls, the ruling Left Democratic Front is said to have got elected for a second straight term with a thumping majority, promising subsidized rice and food kits.

Our concerned department, the election commission, should impose some barriers. A policy like free education and health services increases the living standard of a country, but on the other side, giving power free or food is a burden on a country. There should be a policy on spending limits by which the election body can control it efficiently.

What do you think if government stops the freebies? Who will be the most hurt?

The ones who will be affected the most by this will be the political parties because if there is a barrier, people will think to whom they truly want to give their votes. This is how these freebies affect our country’s politics.

How bad are these freebies impacting our economy?

After Covid, we have seen our economy crash badly; not just ours but the whole world economy went down. But even after that, we haven’t stopped this for a few days. The money we spend on this can develop our infrastructure and help other countries set up manufacturing plants in India. And these are the things that help a nation to be developed.

By

Arpit Khandelwal

Freebies: A Revdi culture

Let’s first understand the meaning of the freebies “something that is given to you without you having to pay for it, especially as a way of attracting your support for on interest in something.”

Freebies are not bad if the government delivers them to the right person who truly deserves that, and this aid will help him to rise in society. But many times, we see that due to a corrupt system, a person who truly needs these freebies isn’t able to enjoy this.

The hidden cost of reckless spending is often a government short of money to invest in things that multiply incomes and improve lives sustainably, whether it is roads that aid commerce or schools with mid-day meals. Instead of burning cash on such reckless things to grab a few votes, the government should use this for building expressways and airports, houses, and toilets for the poor, as spending generates growth and delivers and will do “social justice .”Our politicians, despite knowing the fact that freebies will put an additional burden on the exchequer, political parties have been competing with each other in the run-up to elections by announcing a string of freebies to woo the voters.

The impact of freebies was visible in the 2021 Kerala Assembly elections. Two years after being routed in the Lok Sabha polls, the ruling Left Democratic Front is said to have got elected for a second straight term with a thumping majority, promising subsidized rice and food kits.

Our concerned department, the election commission, should impose some barriers. A policy like free education and health services increases the living standard of a country, but on the other side, giving power free or food is a burden on a country. There should be a policy on spending limits by which the election body can control it efficiently.

What do you think if government stops the freebies? Who will be the most hurt?

The ones who will be affected the most by this will be the political parties because if there is a barrier, people will think to whom they truly want to give their votes. This is how these freebies affect our country’s politics.

How bad are these freebies impacting our economy?

After Covid, we have seen our economy crash badly; not just ours but the whole world economy went down. But even after that, we haven’t stopped this for a few days. The money we spend on this can develop our infrastructure and help other countries set up manufacturing plants in India. And these are the things that help a nation to be developed.

By Arpit Khandelwal

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