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Salaries of AAP’s ‘Khas’ MLAs, ministers up four times

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New Delhi: Aam Admi Party’s Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal that claims to represent the interest of the common man has approved four times increase in the salaries of AAP lawmakers and ministers in the national capital.

According to reports, the pay of Delhi MLAs has been increased from Rs 12,000 per month to Rs 50,000 while the ministers will now draw Rs 80,000 instead of Rs 20,000 per month. However, the overall income of a Delhi legislator could shoot up from Rs 88,000 to about Rs 2.1 lakh now.

This comes at a time when debt-ridden farmers are putting an end to their precious lives.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh had opposed the hike sought by his party’s lawmakers citing the plight of the farmers.

“Jab desh mein itne farmers suicide kar rahe hai, aise samay par hum apni salary badhaye ye sahi nahi hai (At a time when farmers are committing suicide in our country, it is not right to increase salaries),” Singh had said.

An independent three-member panel had suggested the hike on October 6 this year which has been approved by the Delhi government. The Aam Aadmi Party government had set up the panel to look into the revision of salary after a dozen of its legislators complained that it was not enough.

“Keeping in view the cost of living in Delhi and given the fact that there is no provision being made for housing allowance or for reimbursement of bills for amenities such as electricity and water, the Committee recommends that the salary be raised from the present level of Rs 12,000 per month to Rs 50,000 per month,” said the panel in its 21-page report.

The committee, chaired by former Lok Sabha secretary general P D T Achary, had submitted the report to Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.

Besides, the hiked proposed for constituency allowance was Rs 50,000 from Rs 18,000 while conveyance allowances, the panel said, should be increased to Rs 30,000 from Rs 6,000 per month.

The panel suggested that lawmakers should get a reimbursement of Rs 70,000 as an allowance under Secretarial, Research and Office Assistance. Presently, the amount is Rs 30,000.

To meet office-related expenses, the panel said MLAs should get Rs 25,000. For communication, the allowance should be Rs 10,000. The committee also recommended that daily allowance in the assembly which is Rs 1,000 be raised to Rs 2,000.

However, the BJP and the Congress had slammed the ruling party in Delhi over the proposed hike.

“They want their salaries to be hiked from Rs 88,000 to Rs 2,10,000. They want posh residences. Is this the Aam Aadmi Party government,” BJP Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay had asked.

Youth Congress workers had staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence over the recommended hike in the salaries of legislators.

The protesters, carrying banners and placards with messages such as ‘Aam aadmi hua khaas, janata ka uth gaya inse vishwas’ (Common man has become special, he has lost public faith), had raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

(With inputs from agencies)

  • Rakesh Manchanda

    Wah ! what a way to accomplish Swaraj when millions lose their work each day

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This is What The Song “Bol Re Dilli Bol” Reverberates

The song Bol Re Dilli Bol is a fraction of the nearing Documentary series~ "Transparency: Pardarshita"

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"Bol Re Dilli Bol" is a manful song sung by famous bollywood singer Kailash Kher and is Produced by Dr. Munish Raizada who has himself been a part of AAP. The beguiling lyrics of the song has been written by Mr. Annu Rizvi and composed by Pravesh Mallick. Twitter

By Kashish Rai

 Before starting this article on the Song, let us start with a brief story~ Nearly 8 Years ago, a new political party called the “AAM AADMI PARTY” (AAP) traced its genesis out of India Against Corruption Movement (Popularly known as Anna Andolan) in the National Capital of Delhi with a promise of bringing change in the political system and proving an auxiliary politics based on Financial Transparency, Internal Vigilance and Decentralisation of Power.

 Then, because of these delectable promises, the citizens of Delhi Trusted the Party~ but gradually when this party (AAP) came into power, it demolished their fundamentals which eventually  lead to the carnage of the trust of Thousands of people who inevitably dreamt of a Corruption free India.

Still, the AAP has lead no stone unturned to bamboozle the citizens of Delhi by every means. Now at this very time, the song “Bol Re Dilli Bol” has made a headway as a fervour that has called attention to Political Corruption and all the counterfeits of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.

You can listen the song Here~

  • What is The idea Behind “Bol Re Dilli Bol”

 The song Bol Re Dilli Bol is a fraction of the nearing Documentary series~ “Transparency: Pardarshita”. It is a manful song sung by famous bollywood singer Kailash Kher and is Produced by Dr. Munish Raizada who has himself been a part of AAP. The beguiling lyrics of the song has been written by Mr. Annu Rizvi and composed by Pravesh Mallick.

This song has not been composed due to propaganda purpose but it reflects the sole contemplation of the discomposure of the Party’s Core Volunteers altogether who gave their everything to make India Corruption Free.

Dr. Munish Raizada through his documentary and this song has tried to call attention of all the people of Delhi to see the actuality and ascertain the counterfeits of Aam Aadmi Party~ Be it Political Funding, Fiddle Promises, Lack of Civic System and Amenities etc.

  • Why You Should See “Bol Re Dilli Bol” As The Song Of Every “Common Man”

 The Aam Aadmi Party has always deluded people with its “Common Man” propaganda but trenchantly, it has itself been a cause for putting many traps for the common man in every way. The song “Bol Re Dilli Bol” delineates the sentiment of every common man who stands hoodwinked by the fallacious principles of Aam Aadmi Party.

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The song Bol Re Dilli Bol is a fraction of the nearing Documentary series~ “Transparency: Pardarshita”. Twitter

Just as the title of the Documentary, the song highlights all the plaintive issues engendered by AAP with utmost “Transparency”.

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This song is not just a piece of Music based on a peculiar theme, but it is the celebration of truth, candour and certitude that comes straight from the heart of every upright citizen. It calls on all the citizens of the capital to raise their voice against the deliberate injustice and subversions of Aam Aadmi Party.