Freebie culture makes people lazy, vitiates purity of elections, must be viewed as a "corrupt practice: Madras High Court
Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi, Madras High Court

Freebie culture makes people lazy, vitiates purity of elections, must be viewed as a "corrupt practice: Madras High Court

"Why not de-recognise elected political parties, who fail to implement their political promises based on which the voters are lured and the parties are elected to form the Government?", the Court has asked.

The Madras High Court on Wednesday expressed strong opinions against the freebie culture indulged in by political parties during election season and called for amending the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, so that freebies offered by political parties are also viewed as a "corrupt practice" under Section 123.

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