PM Modi blames freebie culture for power sector’s losses
NEW DELHI: PM Modi on Saturday doubled down on his opposition to "votes-for-freebies" culture, flagging the mounting dues of power distribution companies (discoms) as a looming crisis.
Launching a Rs 3 lakh crore package for distribution sector reforms and a clutch of NTPC's renewable energy projects, he pointed out that discoms owe more than Rs 1 lakh crore to generation companies as they have not received the committed subsidy, while power bills of government departments and urban local bodies remain unpaid.
He said that India's power sector losses run into double digits while developed countries have managed to keep it to single digit.
"This means that we have been wasting lot of power and, due to this, are having to produce more than what we need to," he said, launching a package for distribution sector reforms and a clutch of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited's renewable energy projects.
He also warned against the freebie culture in politics - the second time this month that the PM had attacked what he called the practice of using freebies for votes at the cost of long-term development. His first salvo on the "revadi culture" had come on July 16 when he inaugurated the Bundelkhand Expressway.
The warning was amplified by the Supreme Court on Tuesday when a CJI-led bench sounded an alarm and suggested that the Finance Commission consider regulating flow of funds to states which have been dispensing subsidies.
He only knows one thing... Blaming. What else does he do? Nothing.
Then why are distributing free of cost rice and compelling states to distribute?
Let's stop freebies, starting from our Politicians. They are not the volutarily serving us but paid for their works.
The power politics at the cost of power should be stopped. Our PM is absolutely right.
Whatever free given in the name of PM is development rest are freebies .
He has made life of common man miserable under the banner of nationalism.inflation is highest in history of India.
If Kejriwal gives free ration, then this idiot will say global food shortage is due to ration freebies.
Now this is clear evidence that Modi is scared from Kejriwal on Gujrat elections.
The best thing about this feku is he always find someone's else to be blamed for his failures, Nehru, Akbar, previous governments. If nothing works he will start temple runs.. start inaugurating roads, FOB, tunnels, and get his photographs on newspaper
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Anarchist Kachrawal is destroying India............That devil is a cancer on India
Yeah he is 100% correct.reduce freebies to,Poor people instead hand it over to adanis,,Ambani's so they can become world's richest
But by legislation stop freebies
SC must Abolish 90% Undue Freebies & Concessions Alongwith Recovery of Such Colossal Wastage from Concerned Parties besides DeRegistration etc
Free ke wajah se inflation hai , govt distribute free ration , ration at minimal subsidized rate , people don't need to work , everyone is doling freebies ......
Vote for Kejriwala and get free, unlimited electricity. Jai Kejriwala.
Most freebies are distributed by central government and BJP ruled states. This feku liar knows that he has destroyed the economy and now is looking to put the blame on others.,Feku is enjoying a lavish life on taxpayers money. .
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Modi has sensed a threat in the elections from AAP. He even got the SC to speak about it. He will go to any extent to win.
Freebie culture is the order of the day for all politicians irrespective of political parties in power and positions at the centre as well as in States for making the majority of people in good humour for sticking to power and positions at the cost of the heavy burden on public exchequer and heavy bearing on the development of infrastructure and industrial development for employment generation to the majority of people. It is better to enact a law in parliament that how much percentage of amount from the budgets of the centre and states would be allowed annually for the so-called sacred freebie schemes to benefit the majority of people in the society without any productive returns out of it.
Modi government transferred crores of rupees in female Jan dhan accounts to get women vote bank once. That is also revadi then.
So What, Modi sir ?? PUBLIC GOT BENEFIT. USING RELIGION TO BRAIN WASH VOTERS. SHAMELESS DOUBLE STANDARD
yes you are right sir.. stop all the freebies.. chawal daal sab band karo.. let them work.. also free india from reservation clutches.. only the poor should get reservation
Sir, lets start with mumbai gujarat bullet train which is not a viable at this time. Then why did you wasting money on that. In that cost, you could have bought 100 commercial flight and made it across the country or even can give free of cost power for entire country for 1 year.
Your vista project is another example. If we add your temple spending and statue buildings wastage of money, giving tax payers money as grants for some country much bigger waste than frrebees spent in the count ...