Freebies

  • EC cracks down on AIADMK, asks it to stop distribution of freebies 05-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Chennai: The Election commission has now cracked down on J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK over election freebies. It has asked district collectors to stop distribution of free mixer grinders and laptops. The Election Commission will also take a call on removing the AIADMK symbol of two leaves from the government buses. The...
  • EC working on guidelines to restrict announcing of poll freebies 21-08-2013 01:11 AM

    The Election Commission is working on framing of open-ended guidelines to restrict announcing of freebies in poll manifestos, an idea strongly opposed by many political parties. Though the parties barring the BSP have vehemently opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos during their recent interaction with...
  • The Last Word: SC right in asking EC to regulate 'freebies' under code of conduct? 09-07-2013 10:42 PM

    Taking a strong view against distribution of freebies by political parties and candidates, the Supreme Court has expressed the need for a law to regulate their conduct. Karan Thapar discusses with a panel of experts whether the Supreme Court is right in asking the Election Commission to bring the election...
  • SC expresses the need for a law to curb freebies by political parties 05-07-2013 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: Taking a strong view against distribution of freebies by political parties and candidates, the Supreme Court on Friday expressed the need for a law to regulate their conduct. The apex court said distribution of freebies influence voters, shake the foundation of democracy and disturb level playing during elections....
  • Jaya hands out laptops, cattle to voters 16-09-2011 10:22 AM

    Tiruvallur: With the local body polls in early October, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has gone all out to reach out to rural voters with the freebies she promised during the assembly polls. Violet, a Class XII Student from Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, is a proud owner of a brand new...
  • Will money, power and freebies be able to lure voters in Tamil Nadu elections?

    Each of the political parties in Tamil Nadu have outdone each other in the race for announcing grinders, laptops and much more. Will money, power...
  • Tamil Nadu: will poll freebies work? 11-04-2011 09:27 AM

    New Delhi:When you are stung by allegations of corruption and anti incumbency how do you face an electorate? Karunanidhi's answer was in his manifesto - free grinders, mixies, and laptops to the voter. The party seems to have institutionalised its 2006 victory mantra which was free colour TVs and rice...
  • TN polls: Grinder, laptop, mixer for votes 07-04-2011 08:07 PM

    Jayalalitha added a free fan and even went to the extent of promising free goats to the voter. ...
  • TN polls: Freebies galore in DMK manifesto 20-03-2011 02:20 PM

    Chennai: Seeking to woo the electorate again with promise of more freebies, ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday said it would distribute free mixies or grinders to women, free laptops to SC/ST students and free rice of 35 kg to BPL families if voted back to power. In the...
  • Jaya criticises Karuna's 'freebies' statement 04-01-2011 01:12 PM

    Chennai: Hitting out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for announcing that freebies will be distributed as long as poverty existed in the state, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Tuesday accused him of "reinforcing the rich-poor divide". Karunanidhi's statement was an admission by the DMK patriarch that he does not...
  • Cong apes DMK, gives freebies in Karnataka 09-04-2008 08:38 PM

    Training at the NCA has helped the southpaw regain fitness before the limited-over series in Australia. ...
  • Goodies got expensive this Diwali 10-10-2006 04:05 PM

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