Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pay Hike for Member Of Parliments

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happened to be seeing a debate on one of the channels on this topic. Only 5% people feel that there should be a hike. The current salary is Rs 16,000 per month. I am wondering that with this salary how are most of the MP's having assets worth crores?? and the value is only increasing every year, and yet they want a pay hike. This is the height of hypocrisy. The MP's seem to be taking the people of India for a ride, which they have been doing for the last 63 years. 

There was a very interesting point raised by one of the participants, he was of the opinion that since the MP's are supposed to be public servants, it should be mandatory for them to use all the facilities in India that a normal middle class Indian uses. They should use the health facilities, Education and all other facilities that any normal Indian would use. This is a pretty interesting take and I strongly feel that a law in this regard should be passed. I also feel that it should be mandatory for all the politicians to make their Income tax returns public. 

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