Free Press Journal

RSS mouthpiece warns against AAP’s ‘freebies agenda’


Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Cautioning against what it described as the politics of freebies propagated by AAP in Delhi, RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has said it has the potential to scuttle the country’s growth story. The editorial in the latest edition of the mouthpiece termed the results of the Delhi Assembly polls ‘astonishing’ while at the same time describing the Arvind Kejriwal-led party’s victory as “scary”.

“The fear is with Kejriwal pushing for his freebies agenda and adopting confrontationist politics, all other parties will follow and replicate the model. While espousing the cause of anti-BJPism, it will be convenient for them to blame the centre for everything.

“By creating pressure, such forces in turn may force the Centre also to go for populist measures. If it happens, this will be detrimental to the government’s development agenda and larger national interest,” the editorial said. It further claimed that it will not be wrong to say that the politics of freebies propagated by AAP and its likes “(has) the potential to scuttle this growth story”.

“Kejriwal and his supporters may relish the fruits of this ‘scary’ victory. In the process, we should not miss the mark made by (Narendra) Modi government on the economic front… and also remain cautious of proponents of freebies and not give them a free hand to kill India’s growth story,” it added.