Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 1July 15,Unacceptable spending!
The report on India spending 140 million rupees (Dh8 million) per year to feed members of parliament (MPs) is a shocking revelation (‘Government spends Rs140m yearly to feed MPs’, Gulf News, June 25). Already, they are getting great salaries and other benefits. This subsidiary benefit given to them is depriving the citizens of India their tax money, and is unacceptable. The common man pays for the same thing when he goes out, so why are they any different? They should come forward voluntarily and not accept this amount, as it is affecting the nation. The Indian government should stop this, since MPs can afford to spend from their income. This issue should be assessed immediately so that the common man will be able to get food items at an affordable price. From Mr K. Ragavan