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Indian media firm paid a hefty price for Boris talk

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Filed on January 4, 2020 | Last updated on January 4, 2020 at 11.31 pm
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(Reuters)

Boris Johnson received around Rs10.13 million from an Indian media house.

American-born British Prime Minister Boris Johnson charged hefty amounts from media outlets for lectures and writing articles when he was just a parliamentarian.

The highest amount ever paid to him was from an Indian media outlet. This had raised eyebrows of government authorities in both the countries.

Just for a three-hour engagement, when he was a parliamentarian, he received £122,899 (Dh590,815) for a lecture during India Today Conclave, 2019.

According to the Register of Members' Financial Interests of UK Parliament, Boris Johnson received around Rs10.13 million from an Indian media house - Living Media India Limited.

"On March 22, 2019, received £122,899.74 from Living Media India Limited, K-9,

Connaught Circus, New Delhi 110001, for a speech to India Today on 2 March 2019. Hours: 3 hours. Transport and accommodation also provided," Register of Members' Financial Interests stated.



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