Freebies before election Not right

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today (June 3) has offered to provide free ride to women in the national capital's public transport - Metro and DTC buses. He says his government will bear Rs. 700 crore burden.

One may ask: Does this huge money belongs to Arvind Kejriwal that he is offering free ride to women in Delhi? It is people's money.

All the political parties whether it is BJP or AAP are giving freebies to voters. They are trying to grab power or remain in power by giving things free to people.

If country is economically growing, then why should the governments give free things to some sections of the society. This must stop.

One must ask Kejriwal how free ride to women in public transport like Metro and DTC buses will ensure their further safety as he is claiming.

If Kejriwal has enough money in Delhi government kitty then let him make it free for all passengers.

Unfortunately, he is trying to fool Delhi people. He knows that the Central government is not going to give him green signal via Lieutenant Governor. And this is what Kejriwal wants. His eyes are now on the next year's Assembly elections.

In the recently held Lok Sabha polls, AAP was at the third place. The BJP won all the seven seats. The results all over the country showed that women in greater numbers voted for BJP.

So Kejriwal is now trying to attract women with such stupid and economically unviable schemes of free ride to women in Metro and DTC buses.

This freebies thing must stop. These politicians for their vested interest are going to make this nation lazy and getting used to expect everything from the government FREE.

PS: The right thing would have been for Kejriwal to ask Delhi Metro to reduce fares and his government would bear the loss to Metro. Last year, Metro increased fares and lose big number of riders.

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We all must wake up and make enough noise to be heard for stopping all freebies in any form, particularly based on gender, caste or so, all freebies from tax payers money before elections or even promise of freebies during elections must be made illegal and we through these forums must take this up at all levels please
pl analyse budget of Delhi Govt to find out where is 700 cr? more  
As before going off rail. A wrong idea and step. Stop it now. Where are his advisors ? more  
More over there is no limit of giving freebies. Why not males be given the same treatment? People will use Metro more putting genuine users at inconvenience. Why not to lower metro fare and give 1200 crore subsidy to DMRC? Or use this fund for sanitation and generate employment also. Why free Wi-Fi is forgotten? Where that fund has gone? more  
System of giving freebies to a particular sex and that too before the elections is waste of taxpayer's money. If aim is to provide additional security to women/girls, Delhi Government can join hands with the Centre to provide necessary safeguards, which should not be limited to travel in buses and metro, but also commuting from Bus stands & Metro Stations to their places of residence. Moreover, Delhi Government must explain the purpose for which this surplus amount was budgeted and why it was not utilised for that purpose. more  
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