Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
follow us on
reach us on app store
» » News18 Shorts

News18 Analysis: The Cost of Election Year Populism

Jan 30, 2019 09:21 PM IST India India
Share

Ahead of the big Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi's promise of minimum income guarantee for poor has caught the attention of masses but Narendra Modi led govt was quick to indicate that centre may soon announce some major dole for the voters. From cash transfer for farmers to tax relief for the middle class, there has been much speculation about the populist measures the government may announce on February 1. Are populist schemes more about optics and agenda setting than real development? How much will it cost to implement these populist measures? News18's Executive Editor, Bhupendra Chaubey, analyses the mathematics of these claims.

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results