SRINAGAR: A delegation of All Party Legislators called on Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti here this afternoon and brought into her notice vari¬ous issues pertaining to the states law makers.
Headed by BJP, MLA Satpal Sharma, the delegation comprised G M Saroori, Vikar Rasool, Hassan Ali Karba¬lai, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Dr Kamal Arora, Rajesh Gupta, Raja Manzoor, Gagan Baghat, Shakti Parihar and M Y Bhat.
The legislators submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister listing various de¬mands including enhance¬ment of salary, increase of Constituency Development Fund (CDF), increasing limit of home, vehicle and personal loan, hike in travel and health allowance, assigning unique identity mark to the official vehicles of the legislators, al¬lotment of residential plots to legislators at Jammu and Sri¬nagar and allocating vehicles to legislators during their travel to Delhi.
The Chief Minister gave a pa¬tient hearing to the legislators and assured them that their gen¬uine demands would be looked into for appropriate action.
Me Mehbooba said the legis¬lators are not only an institu¬tion in themselves but they also act as the eyes and ears of the Government. She said the institution of legislators has to be given the due protocol.
Ms Mehbooba hailed the leg¬islators of J&K who she said have to go through very ardu¬ous and sometimes dicey politi¬cal journey while making it to the august House. Some of our legislators had to even pay the huge sacrifice of their lives for upholding the democratic tra¬ditions in the State, she said.
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Naveen Ku¬mar Choudhary was also pres¬ent on the occasion. (CNS)
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