Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin
, Edited by Anindita Sanyal
| Wednesday July 19, 2017, Chennai
Five months after taking over as Chief Minister, E Palaniswami has doubled the salary of the Tamil Nadu's 234 legislators. The hike - under which the legislators will get more than Rs 1 lakh from the current Rs 55,000 -- comes amid a stark agrarian crisis in the state. Over the last six months at least 19 farmers have committed suicide, many of the families have been holding protests in Delhi's Jantar Mantar for months.