Free tickets of buses to women: politics of freebie?Yesterday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a big announcement that after two or three months, all the women of Delhi will be allowed to travel in all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains.
Now, if we look into this matter, financially, it will cost Delhi Govt. of around 800 crores rupees which will eventually become burden on tax payers of Delhi only.
Secondly, it's gender discrimination for male community because every citizen has equal rights on services of Public Transport and here men are also tax payers and citizens.
Thirdly, free transportation has nothing to do with safety of women. So, to cover Kejriwal's intention to get votes in name of freebies like this in name of women safety doesn't make sense.
Kejriwal is known for his fake promises. He has already made many promises like free wifi, free electricity, free water, free education, passing bill of Lokpal and so on but in his tenure of 4 years, je haven't fulfilled a single promise. Now, because of his failure to fulfill his promises and his hypocrisy to blame center and then making false allegations on his opponents and continuation of gutter politics, people of Delhi are now tired of him.
Kejriwal probably is aware of this fact probably after loosing every seats of Delhi in recent LS elections and therefore he has started this kind of freebies in name women safety but he must understand that people are not fool and understands all tac tics and nowadays they don't vote for freebies anymore. Congress's promise of 72000 per month is an example of that.