Lucknow. The shocking revelation that the UP exchequer has been paying the income tax of CMs and their Ministers since 1981 has left all in shock.
The UP Ministers' Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, 1981, was enacted when VP Singh was the state's CM.
A report stated that the CM and his Ministers were deemed to be "poor" who "cannot pay tax from their own meagre earnings".
Since then, 19 chief ministers, including Yogi Adityanath, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta, Rajnath Singh, Veer Bahadur Singh and Narain Dutt Tiwari have availed the benefits of the law.