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BJP: Subsidies are BAD, AAP is misguided

Over the past few days, there have been tens of articles and thousands of comments  about how AAPs decision to provide free water and 50% cheaper electricity are misguided and do not make economic sense.

The merits and demerits sure can be debated, and that is beauty of AAP that people are debating it. Never in my life have I seen people debating so fervently whether free water makes sense?

But one line of thought that really really confuses me is when BJP supporters use this and claim that AAP is more left than the left itself and BJP is a better choice, apparently because it is against subsidy.

So I decided to look around to see BJP’s policies

So here we go, a list of things from BJP manifestos

Delhi

  • Reduce price of electricity by 30%(By Competition, CAG and RTI– No Idea how 30% figure was reached but they promised to reduce by 30%)
  • Reign in price of onions and tomatoes in 30 days(No hint on how)
  •  Free essential medicines to all Delhi residents for life

 

Karnataka

  • Twenty five kg of rice at Rs one for all poor families( frequency etc not specified)
  • Free Laptop to all university students(may require 4000 crores BTW)
  • Free wifi and internet to all  schools and colleges

MP

  • Free smartphones to all students(college)
  • Free/subsidized bus passes for students
  • Government to pay rent of students staying in private hostels
  • Debt waiver for farmers
  • 50 percent subsidy on water pumps for small and medium farmers
  • Life insurance and rice at Re. 1 per kilo for those below the poverty line

Chattisgarh

  •  Interest-free loans for peasants
  • Rice at one rupee a kilogramme will be provided to 42 lakh poor families
  • Free power supply (for 5 hp pumps)
  •  Free laptops and tablets to students in the first year of their college(Engineering and Medical)
  •  Free Tablets to the science and arts stream students

And these are just 4 states , and these sops and populist measures(as AAP is being accused of) are being doled out in each and every state.

Are subsidies bad? The opinion is divided on it, I for one believe that some subsidies are necessary , yes giving cheaper food to poor is one of the things that I personally support.

BJP and congress have delved into this subsidy business for a loooong time, they are neither averse and neither new to this. But like their performance, their manifestos are also dubious, without accountability .

When other parties make such claims ,most people(Our internet savvy junta) just ignore it and assume that nothing is really going to happen ,or , “sale khaa jayenge sab” (They will eat away all the money) . The problem with AAP is that it is delivering and that too too fast for many people to digest.

End note: A few BJP supporters commented that AAP is against FDI in retail , hence they are commi and hence vote for Namo, BTW BJP is also against FDI in retail, at least on paper.

You may debate the economic merits and need of measures taken by AAP, but please do read the manifestos of your own party before making comparisons.

BJP Trolls: You may now start abusing

 

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4 reasons to not vote for Aam Aadmi Party

–People foolishly keep telling  you why you should vote for AAP? Let me tell you why you should not vote for AAP

1. Sab chor hain:

Obliviously , everyone who is even remotely connected to politics is a thief. How can anyone even think of entering politics if they do not want to make some quick buck?. Obviously Arvind Kejriwal and all Aam Aadmi party members are just crooks, even though there is no proof yet but you know it.

And hence you better vote for known crooks. A BJP with 30% of its elected representatives with criminal cases or a congress with 21% is anyday a better choice than AAP with 0% criminal Cases

 

2.Aisa hi hota hai, aisa hi hoga.

Yes you are right, Nothing can really change , so why waste your precious time on AAP. AAP cannot really change the system, so lets save them time and money and keep them from trying. Who the heck are they anyways to think about change? Have they not heard “Aisa hi hota hai”

Hence you should vote for Congress or a BJP rather than AAP, even though AAP has taken out time to understand the local problems, created specific manifestos, created rules to identify and root out any corruption from within .That never helps, it’s all Bogus. At least a BJP or a Congress is transparent enough to not even make an effort.

3. OOOh Foreign Funding:

Oh some foreigner contributed a few dollars to them. They must be funded by Anti-Indian countries to destabilize the pious parties of India. Come on who are they kidding?, who can fight elections without 100s or crores of illegal funding?.And did you know our Pious government has received a lot of “Private” Complaints regarding their funding and is investigating it. Have you even heard of such a thing with congress or BJP these days

Hence do not vote for AAP , even though they have been SO damn transparent as to release the name of every single donor on their website. So what, remember point 1, Sab Chor hain.

http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/donation-list

4.What do they know about running a government?:

Exactly, what the heck do they know? A Raja bhaiyya , a Lalu Yadav are much more experienced and smarter. AAP has No experience you see.Could they have managed complex deals like 2G or Coal Gate? NO

So you must not Vote for AAP, a better option would be congress because Rahul Gandhi has politics in his GENES. It’s all genetic you see. Even though qualifications , achievements and education  of many AAP members is something enviable, they do not have the genes. What do they know?

So here are the top 4 reasons for NOT VOTING for AAP. If you believe in any of these, you better not vote.

 

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