New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from the parliamentary panel’s recommendation for a 100 percent hike in the MP’s salary. Besides it has also recommended a number of perks saying that it is upto the government to decide on the matter.
A party leader said, “We have nothing to say. It is our government at the Centre and the panel is headed by a senior member of our party. But the Centre has apparently put the report in cold storage. It is finally for the government to take a call on it.”
The panel is headed by BJP MP Yogi Aditynanath which has moreover forced the party to distance itself from the hike in salaries.
The MPs receive a monthly salary of Rs 50,000 and the recommendation has sought an increase in the salary by double apart from a 75% rise in the pension of Ex MPs from Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000.
According to sources, the government has expressed its readiness to consider their demand for a hike in salary, constituency and office allowances and raising the expenditure limit on furniture but it is not in favour of the other recommendations.