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No takers for TN CM's MLAs salary hike bill

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Soon after a bill proposing a hike in the monthly salary and other allowances of MLAs in by was tabled in the Assembly, sidelined All (AIADMK) TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday opposed the bill.

The bill proposes to increase the monthly salary of the legislators from the existing Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh.

While addressing the media here, Dhinakaran said, "This double salary hike is to keep his MLAs with him. Also, the salary hike for MLAs is needless when has no money to pay transport workers. I totally oppose the amendment tabled in the Assembly."

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MK also opposed the bill and said, "People will laugh at us for this hike when transport workers in the state are on strike demanding a salary hike."

The announced this during the last assembly session in July.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:15 IST