Hyderabad: The TS government has decided to gift MLAs and MLCs iPods and iPhones on Tuesday when both Houses adopt the Appropriation Bill.
Finance minister Etela Rajender will also be organising a big dinner for the legislators on Tuesday night. Earlier, too, in united AP, governments would lavish gifts on legislators.
The 120 MLAs and 40 MLCs (including ministers) will receive gift coupons from the finance ministry that are exchangeable for iPods and iPhones. A special budgetary allocation of around Rs 1.5 crore has been sanctioned by the finance ministry for this.
However sources said no such gifts were given last year. Meanwhile, legislative affairs minister T. Harish Rao hosted a dinner meeting at Grand Kakatiya Hotel on Monday night to appraise legislators on the second phase of Mission Kakatiya works....