In a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Delhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir has accused them of engaging in the “politics of freebies” while neglecting crucial infrastructure development. Gambhir took to Twitter to express his criticism, particularly targeting the free electricity and water supply schemes that have been implemented in the city.
In his tweet, the outspoken MP stated, “Delhi has become a gutter and the PRICE!! Politics of freebies can not run the capital, infrastructure can…The infrastructure of the national capital is in shambles.” His remarks clearly reflect his discontent with the government’s emphasis on populist measures rather than addressing essential infrastructure needs.
Gautam Gambhir further accused the AAP government of failing to allocate sufficient funds towards infrastructure development. He alleged that instead of focusing on improving the city’s infrastructure, the government has been engaged in a cycle of accusations and political posturing for the past nine years.
The MP’s remarks have sparked a heated debate among political circles and the public. Supporters of the AAP government argue that the free electricity and water supply schemes have provided much-needed relief to the economically weaker sections of society. They argue that such welfare measures are crucial for uplifting the marginalized sections of society and should not be dismissed as mere “politics of freebies.”
On the other hand, critics, including Gautam Gambhir, contend that while social welfare initiatives are important, they should not come at the cost of neglecting infrastructure development. They argue that a city like Delhi, being the national capital, requires robust infrastructure to support its growing population and ensure sustainable development.