Venkaiah Naidu for stronger anti-defection law, end to freebies

Naidu said another unhealthy trend is that people are making promises left and right, without considering where the money will come from.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 24, 2024 | 6:42 AMUpdatedApr 24, 2024 | 6:42 AM

M Venkaiah Naidu

Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday, 23 April, said the “frequent” party-hopping by political leaders was a “disturbing trend” and called for strengthening the anti-defection law. Speaking at a function at his residence in New Delhi after receiving the Padma award, Naidu said announcing “freebies” during elections without listing funds mobilisation is an unhealthy trend.

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