Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party for issuing a whip on the issue, and said dissident Timarpur legislator Pankaj Pushkar had to vote in favour of the bill despite his opposition to the move.

"They said they will not take a big bungalow or big car, will reduce their salary by half and will stay like a common person, but look at this. They have hiked their salary by 400 percent, which is the highest in the country," Bhushan said.

The former AAP leader, who was sacked from the party, also attacked the government for political appointments and increasing the budget of advertisements. "After coming to power, they have appointed their people as assistants with a salary of Rs 70,000-80,000 a month and
increased advertising budget by 25 times. These are same people who claimed that they will live like an Aam Aadmi," he cited.

The Delhi Assembly yesterday approved a whopping 400 per cent hike in basic salary of MLAs and Ministers, besides hefty increase in perks and allowances.

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