Apex court to decide on Tamil Nadu governments` freebies

Last Updated: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 00:23

Chennai: The Supreme Court Friday is expected to pronounce its judgment on the much-awaited case against freebies distributed by the previous DMK government and the current AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, said the petitioner.

"The case is listed for Friday. I am confident of getting a positive verdict for India as a whole," city-based advocate S.Subramaniam Balaji, who filed the case, said.

The free colour TV scheme was implemented by the previous DMK government as a part of its poll promise in 2006 while its successor AIADMK government is implementing free mixers, grinders, fans and laptops for students and other freebies.

With the Lok Sabha elections slated for 2014 and upcoming assembly elections in some states this year the judgment is expected to be a landmark one preventing political parties from indulging in competitive populist poll promises, Balaji said.

IANS



First Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 00:23

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