MLAs ask CM to hike perks
MLAS RAISED demands before Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for more salary, allowances and discretionary fund at the BJP Legislature Party meeting held in the State Assembly premises today evening.
“Keep distance from those who have no other work than criticising the government” was the message to the MLAs from the Chief Minister, said party sources. Perhaps, the CM was alluding to expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti and her camp which is attacking the government every now and then.
The CM asked the MLAs to visit their constituencies extensively after the Assembly’s budget session and ensure proper implementation of the government schemes. He said every three-four months the MLAs should hold review meetings with the officials in their constituencies about the development schemes. In case of foundation laying programmes the local MLAs would be necessarily invited their names would be inscribed on the plaques.
A circular has been issued to the effect so that the public representatives be accorded adequate honour in their constituencies.
He said as the wedding season was ensuing and the MLAs should offer kanyadaan to the poor girls on their marriages under the Kanyadaan Scheme.
He said public welfare melas would be organised in the constituencies to make people aware of the development and welfare schemes and for other welfare purposes as well.
MLA Alka Jain demanded discretionary fund for the MLAs as, she said, they were not able to give financial help to the patients in their constituencies. Omprakash Sakhlecha demanded enhanced salary and allowances because of increase in prices in the market and also the increase in diesel prices.
The MLAs also raised the problems regarding inflated and wrong electricity bills being issued to the farmers. The MLAs said the government had not fulfilled its promise for sanction of one road to every MLA in his respective constituency.
There was no mention of Uma Bharti either by the MLAs or the Chief Minister. PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya recited a ghazal. Rajesh Yadav recited poetry while Madhukar Harne sang a Holi song.