Salary hike bill was scandalous: Brinda Karat

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Brinda Karat
New Delhi, Aug 25: Even after the basic salary was increased for the MPs, there was a hefty raise in allowances that left some lawmakers dissatisfied and protested in the house. CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday, Aug 25, said the salary hike bill was "scandalous".

"At no other place in the country, you have beneficiaries deciding on the increase of their own salary," Karat said during a conference.

"It is scandalous and I want to make sure that I vote against the proposed hike," she said.

The Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar last week by RJD, SP and JD-U members over the issue of salary hike decision. They demanded the wages be raised to at least Rs 80,001.

Following the uproar, the Cabinet agreed for a further raise in monthly allowances by Rs 10,000.

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