Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday questioned why people, who are worried due to inflation, should not get access to free education and treatment, and said by calling such things free “revdi”, the common man should not be insulted.
Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a media report in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had slammed the political culture of “revdi” or freebies.
“People are quite worried due to the price rise. Why should they not get free education, treatment, medicines and electricity? Politicians get so many facilities for free. Banks waived the loans of so many rich people. By calling it free revdi again and again, do not insult the common man,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief said in a tweet in Hindi.
लोग महंगाई से बहुत ज़्यादा परेशान हैं। जनता को मुफ़्त शिक्षा, मुफ़्त इलाज, मुफ़्त दवाइयाँ, बिजली क्यों नहीं मिलनी चाहिए? नेताओं को भी तो इतनी फ्री सुविधायें मिलती हैं। कितने अमीरों के बैंकों के क़र्ज़े माफ़ कर दिये। बार बार मुफ़्त रेवड़ी बोलकर जनता का अपमान मत कीजिए https://t.co/oWMa5p9KjF
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 23, 2022
PM Modi had slammed the freebie culture in his address after virtually conducting the “grih pravesh” ceremony of 4.51 lakh beneficiaries of the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
“Every taxpayer must be thinking that as I celebrate Diwali, the poor brothers in Madhya Pradesh too are rejoicing during the festival of lights. He is getting a pukka house. His daughter’s life will improve. But when this taxpayer sees that the money collected from him is being spent on the distribution of revdi, he is pained,” the Prime Minister had said.