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Political parties oppose restriction in announcing freebies

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 16:22

Major political parties barring the Bahujan Samaj Party on Monday opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos.

Promise of freebies in election manifesto okay, say parties

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 14:27

As meeting will be held between Election Commission and representatives of political parties over promise of freebies to voters in election manifestos, politicians say there is nothing wrong with it.

Promising freebies disturbs democracy, SC tells parties

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 12:15

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that promises made by them in their manifestoes to give freebies do not amount to corruption.

Apex court to decide on Tamil Nadu governments` freebies

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 00:23

SC Friday is expected to pronounce its judgment on case against freebies distributed by previous DMK govt and current AIADMK govt in Tamil Nadu.

Jaya announces freebies for school students

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 16:25

Boys from class six and above would now get full-pants instead of half pants, while girls will be given `salwar kameez`.

Tamil Nadu`s poll freebies hang on legal thread

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011, 11:51

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa`s promised poll freebies are to roll out from September, but her plan could hit a roadblock with the apex court set to decide on a plea challenging such schemes.

BJP releases manifesto; comes down on DMK, AIADMK freebies

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 17:44

Coming down heavily against promise of freebies by DMK and AIADMK for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, BJP assured the people it would provide an "honest" and "transparent" government if voted to power.

Distribution of freebies in TN a worrying trend: CEC

Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011, 23:03

Promise of providing freebies like mixies and laptops to the people by political parties in Tamil Nadu is a "disturbing" trend, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said here on Friday.

‘Freebies to poor akin to tax sops for the rich’

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 15:58

Freebies like TVs and grinder-mixers given to the poor by the government are similar to tax exemptions to the rich and corporates, PMK leader S Ramadoss said here on Monday.