Cabinet hikes salaries of legislators

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh legislators are set to become richer with the BJP-led state government giving a nod to revision of their salary and allowance. The decision was taken on Wednesday at the State cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The government gave a go-ahead for the rise in the salary and perks of members of the MP Assembly after a gap of six years. The Bill to this effect is expected to …

Congress walks out, VAT amendment Bill passed

Bhopal: Amidst main the opposition Congress’ walking out, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed the Madhya Pradesh Value Added Tax (VAT) Amendment Bill along with two other amendment bills by voice vote. After the passage of VAT (Amendment) Bill, a clause of the Bill was passed and Dr Govind Singh and Ramniwas Rawat (both Cong) raised objection saying that the clause of the Bill should have been passed earlier. They said it was against …

MLA draws attention to water crisis in constituency

Bhopal: Clad only in Gandhian attire- white ‘dhoti’ and carrying ‘lathi (stick)’ in his hand, Congress legislator Ram Kishore Dogne arrived in the State assembly premises on Wednesday drawing attention to the problem of inadequate water supply in his assembly constituency. Dogne kept the ‘lathi’ outside before entering the House, which witnessed heated exchanges between ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and main opposition Congress members over his attire and an adjournment for 10 minutes. Soon …