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Andhra passes Bill to hike salaries of legislators

The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill effecting a substantial hike in salaries and other emoluments of legislators, a day after Telangana raised the allowances of its lawmakers.

The measure by the AP government is likely to impose an additional financial burden of Rs 30,62,31,300 per annum.

Notably, only one MLA (of the opposition YSRC) in the 175-member opposed the salary hike.

Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy, however, said his party supported the Bill as YSRC members too were part of the Assembly Amenities Committee that recommended the salary hike.
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