Telangana legislator Kalvakuntla Kavitha immediately reacted to latest statements of BJP leaders on what they name “freebies for votes”. “Welfare schemes for poor individuals are not ‘freebies’. Waiving loans of dupe companies are precise freebies,” stated the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).
She was apparently responding to a wave of BJP statements, beginning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s feedback final month.
“In Telangana, we’ve got round 250 welfare schemes which might be being run for poor individuals,” stated Okay Kavitha, whose father Okay Chandrashekhar Rao is the Chief Minister. “It’s our accountability as a state authorities.”
She stated the BJP-led central authorities is “placing stress on the state authorities to cease these schemes”. “We’re towards this behaviour,” stated the previous MP. “I request the intelligentsia of the nation to rise to the event and oppose this ambiance that’s being generated within the nation immediately.”
She added, “India is such a various nation with individuals from all backgrounds. It’s the authorities’s accountability to assist the weaker communities to interrupt the cycle of poverty and progress. State governments are working in direction of it and the central authorities mustn’t put any hindrances in that.”
PM Modi had criticised “revdi tradition” on July 6. Then, on the finish of the month, he particularly spoke about state governments not paying energy distribution corporations the cash they spend on subsidised provide. “This will likely look politically worthwhile within the fast run. It’s like passing on the burden to future generations… In politics, there have to be braveness to inform individuals the reality,” PM Modi stated.
Even in court docket per week in the past, the Union authorities supported a public curiosity litigation (PIL) that requested the Supreme Courtroom to cease political events from promising or giving “irrational freebies” in ballot campaigns. The plea has been filed by BJP chief Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.