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JHRC opposes hike in MP salary

Written by: Staff

Jamshedpur, Aug 24 (UNI) Jharkhand Human Rights Conference (JHRC) has protested the hike of salary and allowances for the Members of Parliament.

The hike was passed by a voice vote in Parliament yesterday.

In letter to Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, JHRC prsident Manoj Mishra said the MPs, elected by the people to serve them, should not accept such huge amount as it would drag the country backward.

He said if at all the hike of salaries of MPs was necessitated, it should be nominal and that too should be given after reviewing the performance of an MP. The decision should be taken by an independent committee and a debate should be held before passing the Bill, Mr Mishra said.

He also demanded that the voters should be given right to call back their representatives if he or she failed to fulfil the promises made before the elections.

If the voters got such right before the completion of the term of the representatives it would compel them to become duty-bound towards the people of their respective constituencies, Mr Mishra opined.


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