You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

AAP opposes move to increase salary, allowance of MLAs in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The Madhya Pradesh unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today opposed the BJP government's move to raise the salary and alllowances of MLAs in the state.

"When AAP government had raised the salary of its MLAs in Delhi, BJP staged a massive protest against it and today it is doing the same thing in Madhya Pradesh," AAP national spokesperson and MP Coordinator Alok Agarawal said in a statement.

"It is highly shameful on the part of state government to raise the salaries of legislators especially when it is reeling under heavy debt, farmers were not getting compensation and it is a big example of the government's anti-people act," he added.

MLAs in Madhya Pradesh are set to become richer with the government giving a nod to hike their salary and allowance.

This decision was taken today at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, March 30 2016. 20:32 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU