The Supreme Court made important remarks on Wednesday regarding the promises of free schemes to be made before the elections. The Supreme Court has said that promises of distribution of ‘free Revdi’ during election campaign pose a serious economic problem. An organization is needed to deal with this problem. The Supreme Court has sought suggestions from the Election Commission and the government along with Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal in this regard.
A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said that NITI Aayog, Finance Commission, ruling and opposition parties, Reserve Bank of India and other institutions should also make suggestions in this matter that after all this ‘Rewari culture’ should be stopped. How can it be stopped? The bench said, for a good suggestion, it is necessary that both those who support this culture and those who oppose it, give suggestions.
Suggestions sought within seven days
The Supreme Court has sought suggestions for setting up an expert body within seven days. The court has asked the Center and the Election Commission as well as Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal and the petitioners to give their suggestions at the earliest so that an expert body can be formed to get rid of this problem.
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Center opposes ‘Rewari culture’
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing in the court on behalf of the Central Government, supported the petitions filed against the election promises of free schemes and said that it is causing major damage to the economy. These promises to woo people not only affect the voters but also badly affect the economy.
CJI said, do not want to name one party, everyone takes advantage
CJI NV Ramana said, I do not want to name any one party. All parties take advantage by promising free schemes. Let us tell you that the Supreme Court was hearing a petition which has demanded that the mark of political parties promising free rewari should be sealed and the registration of those parties be cancelled.
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