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PIL in Supreme Court to deregister political parties promising freebies before elections

The plea cited the following examples from the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections:

1. Aam Aadmi Party promised ₹1,000 per month to every woman aged 18;

2. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) promised Rs. 2000 to each woman to lure them.

3. Thereafter Congress not only promised Rs. 2000 per month and 8 gas cylinders per year to every house wife but also promised a Scooty to every collage going girl, Rs. 20,000 after passing 12th class, Rs. 15,000 after passing 10th class, Rs. 10,000 after passing 8th class and Rs. 5000 after passing 5th

4. For UP Assembly elections, Congress promised a smartphone to every girl studying in Class 12, a Scooty to every girl pursuing graduation, free public transport for women, eight free gas cylinders per year to every housewife, free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh per family

Source: Barandbench

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