Poll Freebies: Why strengthening fiscal federalism is the only way forward
The Supreme Court has asked a three-judge bench to review a past order on political parties promising freebies ahead of elections that said such handouts are 'not a corrupt practice.' The order was livestreamed in a historic first to mark outgoing Chief Justice NV Ramana's last day. The case was among 20 hearings streamed for the first time from the Chief Justice's court, or the Ceremonial Bench. On this episode of HT Insight, Aditi Prasad and Sukumar Ranganathan discuss how 'revari' culture is affecting Indian politics and why the fiscal federalism compact must be strengthened.