CM Mamata Banerjee announced a hike in the salaries of MLAs by Rs 40,000 per month!



Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a hike in the salaries of West Bengal MLAs by Rs 40,000 per month.

Banerjee, who made the announcement in the House, said, however, that there would be no revision in the chief minister's salary as she has not been drawing any salary for a long time.

"The salary of MLAs of the West Bengal Assembly is very low as compared to other states. Therefore it has been decided that their salary will be increased by Rs 40,000 per month," he said.

Banerjee, however, did not give details of the actual salary of MPs including all allowances and additional pay as members of various standing committees after the hike.