Free promises made by political parties not good for democracy Says Naidu

Vastavam Web: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said free promises made by political parties are detrimental to democracy.”Parties are making strange promises ahead of the elections without realising whether they can be implemented or not. If tomorrow they cannot honour these promises, who will be responsible? Is there any accountability?” he asked. Naidu suggested that political parties should analyse the financial condition of the state, its debts, income accrual from taxes and also the amount of funds required to fulfil the promises. He advised the political leaders to think of mobilizing the resources to fulfill their promises. This applies to the national parties as well as the regional parties,” he added.
Parties, ahead of the elections, have been making promises at will that they would give this or that, waive this, give these many lakhs. Those coming to power say the financial condition is not good because their predecessor ruined it. They plead helplessness. This could be rational also, I don’t deny. But the free promises being made by parties are not good for democracy,” the Vice-President summed up.