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Odisha MLAs demand hike in salary, MLA LAD Fund

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

MLAs cutting across party lines today Chief Minister in the Assembly and urged him to hike in their salary and an increase in the amount for Local Area Development (LAD) fund.

The members of ruling BJD, Opposition and said that there was every justification to hike the salary of MLAs after the state implemented the recommendation of the 7th pay commission for the employees.

"We have been making demands for different categories of people. This time, the MLAs have urged the chief minister to increase the salary of law-makers," said chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati.

BJD spokesman and Samir Ranjan Dash said "all MLAs today the chief minister and requested him for salary hike of the legislators."

Dash said the MLAs also wanted increase in the amount of Local Area Development (LAD) fund to Rs three crore from Rs one crore. "Since funds available to MLAs are inadequate, they are unable to meet demands of the local people. Therefore, the LAD fund should be increased," Dash said.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 13:43 IST