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Supreme Court adjourns hearing on 'freebies' promise by political parties during polls for August 22

Supreme Court on freebies: Asking the parties to file their suggestion by Saturday, the top court said the concern is about spending the public money in the right way.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Published on: August 17, 2022 12:47 IST
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Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). The Supreme Court of India adjourns hearing on freebies promise by the political parties during polls for Monday.

Highlights

  • SC adjourned for Monday hearing of plea against promises by political parties to distribute freebies
  • Supreme Court has asked the political parties to file their suggestion by Saturday (August 20)
  • The top court said that the concern is about spending public money in the right way

Supreme Court on freebies: The Supreme Court adjourned for Monday (August 22) the hearing of a plea against promises by political parties to distribute freebies from public funds during election campaigns.

Asking the parties to file their suggestion by Saturday (August 20), the top court said the concern is about spending the public money in the right way.

The Supreme Court, on August 10 (Wednesday), said that promising and distributing freebies by political parties during elections is a "serious issue" and an amount has to be spent on infrastructure etc.

The apex court was hearing a plea seeking direction to seize election symbols and deregister political parties that promised to distribute irrational freebies from public funds.

A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Krishna Murari had told parties in the case, "Economy losing money and welfare of people, both have to be balanced. That is why this debate and there must be someone who can put their vision and thoughts. Please submit something." 

(With ANI inputs)

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