Does slashing prices of essential commodities woo voters?
PUBLISHED ON: January 1, 2014 | Duration: 21 min, 05 sec
Arvind Kejriwal is keeping key promises in his first few days as Delhi Chief Minister, including free water and lower power prices, but are these subsidies politically motivated and can they be economically sustainable? Who are subsidies meant for and how high are the chances for opportunism and manipulation? And how do other parties address the issue of meeting sops with sops? We debate.