Taxpayers betrayed when ‘wealthy friends’ loans were cancelled: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said taxpayers are betrayed when their tax money is used to forgo loans from “wealthy friends”.

Kejriwal’s reaction came following Prime Minister Modi’s statement on the freebies. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “the handouts will prevent India from becoming self-reliant and will increase the burden on taxpayers”.

Kejriwal posted a video on Twitter criticizing the Prime Minister’s statement and said: ‘Taxpayers are betrayed when their tax money is used to forgo loans from rich friends.’

He added, “Taxpayers think the government took my tax on the promise to give me accommodations, instead they are using my tax money to forgo loans from their wealthy friends.”

Party leader Aam Admi Admi further said that “the common man is betrayed by the fact that GST has been imposed on essential foodstuffs like milk and curd, while tax cuts have been given to the rich”.

“Taxpayers are not betrayed when we provide free education and free medical facilities to the people. People are betrayed when loans amounting to Rs 10 lakh crore from wealthy friends are cancelled,” he added .

“The atmosphere that is being created is that giving free facilities to people will harm the country. If taxpayers don’t get facilities out of their tax money, then it’s treason,” he said. he declares.

Earlier on Wednesday, in his speech at the inauguration of the 2G ethanol plant, the Prime Minister also spoke out against the culture of free.

He said that if there is selfishness in politics, then anyone can come and advertise free petrol and diesel and noted that such measures would take away the rights of children and prevent the country from become independent.

Due to these selfish policies, the burden on the country’s honest taxpayers will also increase, he said and noted that the challenges facing the country require clear intentions, commitment, hard work, policy and action. huge investments.

“Anyone can come and announce that they will give free petrol and diesel if their policy is self-centered. Such measures will deprive our children of their rights and prevent the country from becoming self-sufficient. This will increase the burden on the country’s taxpayers . ,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi has said that people who tend to avoid problems by adopting shortcuts for political selfishness can never solve problems permanently.

“Those who take shortcuts may be applauded for a while and gain political advantage, but that doesn’t solve the problem. Taking a shortcut will certainly lead to a short circuit. Instead of taking shortcuts, our government is engaged in “Permanent solutions for problems. There’s been a lot of talk about thatch problems over the years. But those with a shortcut mentality couldn’t fix it,” he said.

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