PUBLISHED ON: August 23, 2010 | Duration: 3 min, 25 sec
After a sustained campaign fronted by Lalu and Mulayam Yadav, the government has decided to give Members of Parliament another raise. Last week, the government increased MPs' salaries from Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 50,000 a month. Their constituency and office allowances were doubled from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000. Now both those tax-free allowances have been raised to Rs. 25,000 a month.