What is a freebie? Will access to drinking water, healthcare count as freebies? Supreme Court asks

The Court was hearing a petition by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking directions to the Central government and the Election Commission to take steps to regulate poll manifestos of political parties
Election Commission of India and Supreme Court
Election Commission of India and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked whether ruling political parties providing universal healthcare, access to drinking water and access to consumer electronics can be treated as giving freebies or whether such provisions are in fact the rights of citizens.

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