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Sai Rangan

Sai Rangan

Asked on 14 September, 2019

What did the law state?

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A four-decade-old law which prevented the Uttar Pradesh officials to pay their income tax has been repealed by the state government

Ishan Chatterjee

Ishan Chatterjee

Asked on 14 September, 2019

Why was the law enacted in the first place?

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The law was enacted in 1981 when VP Singh was Uttar Pradesh's, Chief Minister. When the bill was brought on the table for discussion, Singh had said that most of the ministers were from a poor background and got meager salaries.

Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel

Asked on 14 September, 2019

How many UP ministers are crorepatis?

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35 of the total 44 Uttar Pradesh ministers are crorepatis

Shaurya Balasubramanium

Shaurya Balasubramanium

Asked on 14 September, 2019

Was opposition unaware?

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Lalji Verma said that he was not aware of the law. Verma mentioned that he used to pay his own taxes.

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