Rajiv raises Good questions. Quite a few questions. And a Very well written article, as Rajiv’s always are!
As to HOW the money for the Subsidies/Free deliveries (promised by the AAP) is going to come from: I have already written about this here and there, elsewhere.
POINT: INDIA HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH FROM WHAT IS GATHERED IN TAXES.
POINT: MOST OF IT DISAPPEARS INTO THE POCKETS OF POLITICIANS. (As Rajiv himself asserts in the banquets, the air miles and Hunger for MONEY on the part of politicos).
POINT: ASK NOT WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING TO COME FROM; ASK, RATHER, WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING.
Equation Resolved and Problem Solved!
PS: After posting my thoughts above, came across this in Facebook. Am giving the Jist of the writings in Hindi into English, below the picture:
- STOP FREEBIES TO MINISTERS FIRST.
- CONSIDER what those whom You elect get for Free…
- Everything from Free Residence, Free govt vehicle, Electricity and Water, and Servants to boot…
- They don’t even pay Toll Taxes.
- Do they even pay Income Tax?
Below, an Image of India’s PM, narendra modi’s Uncouth suit in question. It is being auctioned off, and at present is fetching about TWENTY FIVE TIMES its original price of 17,000 USD!
Photo from Internet.
ONE COMMENT: Haha!
As I get into this post, I am going to make a disclaimer, to some extent. While much of what I write uses examples from India, the stuff I write about does not really pertain to India alone. I quote Indian examples, because this is the context of the world I currently occupy.
The ruling party at the Centre is the Bhartiya Janta Party, or the Indian Party for the Common Man. They lost the Delhi elections to the Aam Aadmi Party, or the Party For the Common Man.
You may notice the names of both parties claim that they represent the Common Man!
Anyway, the BJP came into power on an anti-Congress wave, and our Prime Minister started by talking about austerity, humility, hard work etc. However, he seemed to let his backing party, the RSS, shoot their mouths off about Hindu fundamentalism, and allowed them to vandalise churches…
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