Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday said that it was not right for the MLAs to demand a hike in pay when the farmers in the country were committing suicide.
"There is no proposal for the salary hike of the MLAs.... I believe that those who are able, who are crorepatis, 443 members of parliament are crorepatis, such people have no right to demand salary hike. Farmers are committing suicide in the country, many are living by earning less than Rs. 20 per day. At such times if we demand salary hike then it is not right," Singh told ANI.
AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj had earlier in the day said that the legislators, who do not have an alternative source of income, were facing `financial challenges` and called for a debate on the issue of their salary hike. A delegation of 20 AAP legislators had yesterday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanding a hike in their salaries.