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MLA TO FLY TWICE IN A MONTH ON OUR EXPENSE

MLA-FLY--2Now MLA’s would fly twice a month at your expense. Yes that’s right. The state assembly amended the Maharashtra Legislature Member’s Salaries and Allowances Act, permitting increased air travel for Maharashtra’s 366 legislators from 12 single trips to 20 single trips. The state assembly saw legislators stating to the government that they needed to travel more to attend “meetings of the various committees and the affairs of the state legislature”. Following which without any discussion, the government assured the legislators that they would be now entitled to 20 free air trips anywhere in the state. The state assembly amended the Maharashtra Legislature Member’s Salaries and Allowances Act, permitting increased air travel for Maharashtra’s 366 legislators from 12 single trips to 20 single trips. However what was not spoken about is the additional cost that the increases flying hours have on the taxpayer that is approximately Rs 1.24 crore every year. The bill was moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshawardhan Patil amongst huge commotion created by the Opposition. They banged tables, shouted slogans and boycotted proceedings in protest of the plight of farmers in the state, but nothing unperturbed the government which also cleared seven other bills in a record 35 minutes without any discussion.

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