The West Bengal Assembly gave its approval to a bill to increase the salary of MLAs and ministers by Rs 40,000 per month. On Wednesday, when the Members’ Remuneration (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was being passed in the Assembly, opposition BJP members were not present in the House. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was present in the assembly, said that I have given a reasonable increase in salary and if I get a chance, I will increase it again.
Criticism of the decision to increase the salaries
CM Mamata said that earlier MLAs were getting Rs 10,000, state ministers Rs 10,900 and in-charge ministers Rs 11,000 per month, but now they will get Rs 50,000, 50,900 and 51,000 per month respectively. BJP has criticized the decision to increase the salaries of MLAs. Mamata Banerjee said, “Those who have a lot of money are making noise, making noise. There are many MLAs who have properties worth crores and they don’t need more than that.”
Wearing saffron clothes does not make one a saint: Mamta
But there are many more who earn it for a living, he added. He said, “We have panchayat members who work on the 100-day plan. They are not creating any problem. Doesn’t your heart ache for them?” Attacking the BJP, the Chief Minister said that wearing saffron clothes does not make a saint. Mamata Banerjee had said on September 7 that the salary of West Bengal Assembly members is very low compared to other states.
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