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India News | Governments should spend taxpayers’ money to provide facilities for people, not to benefit friends: AAP


New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Tuesday that governments should spend taxpayers’ money to provide facilities for people, not for the benefit of political leaders, their family members and their friends.

Providing electricity, water, schools and other facilities to people is the ‘essential responsibility’ of any government, the party said on the Electoral Commission’s (EC) proposal to amend the model of code of conduct to require political parties to provide authentic information to voters. on the financial viability of their election promises.

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The poll panel’s proposal comes weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi derided “revadi” culture, a reference to political party freebies, sparking a war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the PAA.

The issue of gifts is currently being debated in the Supreme Court.

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“The AAP will submit its view (before the polling panel),” its national spokesman Atishi told reporters here when asked about the party’s views on the EC proposal.

However, the AAP “firmly” believes that public money should be spent on the public, she said.

The leader of the AAP said that people pay taxes so that governments can provide them with facilities such as electricity, water, schools, hospitals or public transport.

“It is the fundamental responsibility of governments,” she said.

“People don’t pay taxes so leaders can line their pockets, deposit them in Swiss banks for their next seven generations and use them to make their friends the richest people in the world,” Atishi said, without naming a political party.

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