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Aam Aadmi Party no more 'aam': Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The party on Friday attacked Chief Minister Kejriwal and his party after the central returned the file of salary hike of its MLAs, saying the ruling is no more an "aam aadmi" party but a "khaas" party.

"Before coming to power, they in their affidavits mentioned they won't take bungalows, won't use cars and they shall end the VIP culture," President Ajay Maken told IANS while releasing a paper on the failures of the

"According to the new proposal, they demanded a salary hike of over 400 per cent," Maken said, adding the party was no more the "(party of common people), but has now become a khaas (special) party".

The leader's remarks came after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) returned a bill to and sought clarification on suggesting a hike of nearly 400 per cent in the existing salaries and perks for MLAs.

"The Member of Legislative Assembly of NCT of (salaries, allowances, pension etc.) Amendment Bill has been sent back to the as we have sought more clarification on a number of issues," an MHA official told IANS requesting anonymity.

Maken said that according to the new proposal by the (AAP) government, the MLAs would get Rs 25,000 as rent for their offices, Rs 12 lakh for buying a vehicle and Rs 3 lakh per year for taking their families on vacation.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 17:12 IST
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