Six months before the assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared more freebies for the state. Do you think these freebies will help him to reclaim his post as a Chief Minister?
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is busy undulating out freebies for residents. He started off in June with publicizing free rides for women in Delhi Metro - a move that was much criticized by most people, including the metroman E. Sreedharan. Most recently, he announced free electricity for consumption up to 200 units, which will have huge implications on Delhi's finances.
After free electricity, CM Kejriwal has now announced fixing of 2.8 lakh CCTVs and 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the city. These hotspots will give free access to 15 gigabytes (GBs) of data across 4,000 bus stops and other locations such as parks, markets and government clinics.
In times of election, Kejriwal’s strategies can work because it is palpable that he is trying to cater to a very distinct voter base. Free water and bus pass, creation of mohalla clinics – all create a very distinct social base with great plea. Well, politicians do not tell the cost of policy measures – they only speak of the benefits. It is now time for Delhi people to exactly evaluate the policies and benefits before voting him again as a Chief Minister of the state.