Revdi culture

Fiscal federalism and hullabaloo around freebies

How can the Centre justify its tax concessions to the rich while running a continuous revenue deficit?

published on : 20th September 2022

Of revdis, freebies and other things

How a government handles the overall economy at the national or state level decides both its spending power on such schemes as well as the demand for such schemes. 

published on : 1st September 2022

Towards a future that is freebie-free

A freebie is a boon till you are elected, and a bane once you are. Those yet to rule will depend on doling it out and when they are ruling, they will want it dispensed with.

published on : 30th August 2022

Centre’s freebie is social welfare for states

The new expression ‘revdi culture’, which likened the popular candy to freebies doled out by political parties in lieu of votes, has given fresh ammo to several Opposition-ruled states.

published on : 24th August 2022

Concern is spending public money the right way: Supreme Court on election freebies

The court observed that it was essential to define what is a freebie as the issue pertaining to what constituted freebies and what doesn't, has become increasingly complicated.

published on : 17th August 2022

AAP seeking 'anticipatory bail' for Sisodia by attacking Centre in 'revdi' debate: BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on 'revdi' culture last month started a debate on freebies in the country and thereafter a political slugfest is on between the BJP and the AAP on the issue.

published on : 13th August 2022