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AA Edit | Freebies vs essentials row rages ahead of elections

Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan is literally on a freebie spree, offering liberal help to voters, especially women.

20 Oct 2023 11:58 PM

AA Edit | BJP in MP gives the lie to PM’s tall talk on freebies

The pattern evident in Indian electoral politics in the last two decades has been that people reward parties whose actions speak loudly

03 Jul 2023 12:05 AM

Manish Tewari | Freebies and welfare: Time to define critical difference

Freebies need to be defined clearly and the definition tailored precisely

15 Jan 2023 12:05 AM

Freebies to allure voters, welfarism policy intervention: BJP in letter to EC

The party has no objections to the poll panel's idea that political parties should also submit financial viability of their poll promises

27 Oct 2022 1:05 PM

AA Edit | Fight freebies, respect welfare

There is no such thing as a free lunch, of course, and therefore, no such thing as a freebie. It only means someone else will pay for it

28 Aug 2022 11:37 PM


Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | ‘Freebie’ politics: Can Opp. use PM tactics against BJP?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an all-out blitzkrieg against the politics of promising freebies or giveaways in return for votes

29 Jul 2022 12:55 AM

SC asks if Finance Commission can regulate revenue to states to discourage freebies

'It is a very serious issue. What is your suggestion on how you are going to control it?,' court asked the government counsel

27 Jul 2022 2:14 AM

Freebie culture dangerous for country: Modi

Modi asserted that those with freebies culture will never build new expressways, new airports or defence corridors

17 Jul 2022 2:09 AM

Sanjaya Baru | Rising freebies: The fiscal price of political failures

When political parties promise free television sets, kitchenware and suchlike, they are using the taxpayer’s money to bribe voters

02 May 2022 12:41 AM

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03 May 2017 12:17 AM


Paytm to levy two per cent on credit cards

Paytm said that it has started charging fee because some people were misusing facility to top up wallet using credit card for free.

10 Mar 2017 6:32 AM

Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against political parties offering pre-poll freebies

The petitioner has alleged that the promise of offering freebies to people is now a common feature during elections in India.

01 Feb 2017 12:23 PM