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'Why not call an all-party meeting to hear freebies' issue,' SC asks Centre

Things like freebies, which can destroy the economy, have to be looked into, says court

Supreme Court of India. Photo: ANI

Supreme Court of India. Photo: ANI

Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
In yet another hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday was packed with lawyers and judges to discuss what can be done to regulate the promise of freebies. Turning to the Centre, the court asked why it cannot call an all-party meeting to resolve the issue.

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta replied that such a meeting would be counter-productive now as various political parties (Congress, AAP, and DMK) have already approached the court. They have done so to oppose regulating the distribution of freebies.

“There are some political parties who think it is their fundamental right to offer freebies and have come to

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 9:29 PM IST

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