At a time when the state of Telangana is reeling under a debt of more than 1 lakh crores, a 163% pay hike for its public representatives should have been the last thing on CM KCR’s mind one would presume. But that is exactly what has happened. 
The Telangana assembly has unequivocally passed a proposal to give the MLAs a whopping 250% pay hike. 
When asked the netas said we need more money to stay honest, that is the amount of contempt they have for those who have brought them to power. Perhaps it is time to link pay and performance.