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No takers in TN Assembly for Palaniswami's MLAs' salary hike bill

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin also opposed the bill

ANI  |  Chennai 

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami
Edappadi K Palaniswami

Soon after a bill proposing a hike in the monthly salary and other allowances of MLAs in by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was tabled in the Assembly, sidelined (AIADMK) leader TTV on Wednesday opposed the bill.

The bill proposes to increase the monthly salary of the legislators from the existing Rs 55,000 to Rs 105,000.

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

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president 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 chief minister announced this during the last assembly session in July.

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