The minimum wages in every sector need to be reworked to a higher level. This will hurt the middle-class pockets more, but it will stop us from exploiting the destitute.
The Congress, on its part, has announced 200 units of free power to every household if voted to power in the state.
After a recent decision to give free smartphones to 1.35 crore women, CM Gehlot said that poor families in the state will get domestic cooking gas cylinders for Rs 500 from next year.
“Gujaratis have never run after freebies, everything comes from the tax we pay,” said Bhargav Sohagia, a resident of Varachha and an entrepreneur in the hospitality sector.
The poll panel said there has been a five-fold increase in seizures in Himachal Pradesh compared to the 2017 assembly elections.
The mobiles will be distributed to women heads of the family who are a part of the health scheme called Chiranjeevi Yojna.
A bench headed by CJI UU Lalit on Tuesday directed for listing the pleas seeking ban on irrational freebies before a three judge bench at the “earliest.
The SC had earlier said that there is a need to draw a distinction between welfare schemes and other promises that are made by political parties before elections.
AAP, which is contesting forthcoming Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, has promised 24x7 power supply and jobs, among others.
There is no let up. This week saw consumer price inflation rise higher than expected in the United States derailing theories of peak inflation. In India, too, CPI spiked to 7.41 per cent in September.
Parties have been asked on how will they manage the required finances. The EC plans to tweak the model code by making the proforma part of it.
Turning down Upadhyay’s plea, CJI said, “We’ll make a note. They are not matters which are urgent. Send them to my chambers.”
In a bid to curb freebies, the Election Commission on Tuesday told political parties to disclose the authentic financial implications of poll promises made to the voters.
The report suggests that the apex court panel fix a band, say 1 per cent of GSDP or 1 per cent of state own tax collections or 1 per cent of state revenue expenditure for these welfare schemes.
The free sample of medicines given to the medical practitioners is only to prove the efficacy and to establish the trust of the doctors on the quality of the drugs, the petition claimed.
How can the Centre justify its tax concessions to the rich while running a continuous revenue deficit?
Even more unnerving is the popular hypothesis and perception that the burgeoning wealth of the billionaires is a direct offshoot of favourable government policies.
Speaking at the inauguration of the new district of Sarangarh-Bilaigarh, Baghel said people should understand the Bharatiya Janata Party's intentions.
With the opening of new kitchens, the state government’s financial burden will go up by about Rs 150 crore annually. Out of 642 new kitchens, 46 will be in Jaipur.
Recently, the Supreme Court said freebies at the cost of taxpayers' money may push the country towards imminent bankruptcy.