In a system where the rich dominate the levers of power, even a larger share of the incremental revenue would be coveted by them, either in the form of tax reduction or subsidies for rich people’s consumption. The opposition to such programmes will come in the name of helping the poor. The removal of fertilisers and petroleum subsidies will be opposed in the name of poor people’s interest, although their share of the consumption of these products is really small. But the most stringent opposition to pro-poor programmes will be in the name of their inefficient delivery system. Any attempt to make institutional changes for bringing effective social auditing will be opposed in the name of corrupt practices.-Right will oppose all aam aadmi policies
Right will oppose all aam aadmi policies Arjun Sengupta, Deccan Chronicle, June 15, 2009