The percentage by which the Delhi government has raised the salary of MLAs is so high that it will put every private corporate house to shame. The rise we are talking about is a mammoth 400 per cent. You must note here that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has 67 MLAs in the 70-member House.
For comparisons sake, it is like raising the height of Qutub Minar overnight by four times bringing it at exactly the same height as SEG Plaza in Shenzen, China.
But it seems the decision has not gone down well with social media users. At least this Facebook user was clearly not impressed.
Kejriwal’s salary will be Rs. 50,000 more than the salary of the PM and President combined.
The salary of an MLA, without holding a ministerial post, in Delhi would now stand at at least Rs.2.10 lakh per month from Rs.88,000. They would soon be the richest MLAs in the country.
India’s poorest Chief Minister is West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, whose annual salary is just Rs.96,000.
AAP’s logic behind this decision is that rising prices in Delhi were putting a strain on them due to their humble backgrounds and that many had left fat paychecks to join the movement that made them what they are today.
Humble backgrounds is what many leaders of the country have come from including the Prime Minister.
Is our Prime Minister asking for a salary hike, in spite of the fact that ensuring the stability of the entire country is his responsibility? No.