The lawmakers of Jatiya Party, the main opposition party in parliament, on Tuesday bitterly criticised Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith for the disorder in banking sector.
They said the finance minister has failed to take any measure to protect the unruly banking sector from looters.“Though several thousand crore taka has been looted from different banks, the finance minister has not taken any step to stop the looting,” Mohammad Noman told the House while speaking on the proposed budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Parliament started running 40-hour discussion on the proposed budget to go by a decision of the Business Advisory Committee.
Criticising Muhith, Noman said the finance minister expressed his helplessness in taking action against the looters.
“The finance minister can no way shift the responsibility. He must take action against them,” he said.
Another JP lawmaker Shamim Haider Patwari said the proposed budget will widen disparity between the rich and the poor.
“There’s no specific guideline for decreasing the gap between the rich and the poor,” he added.Patwari termed the proposed budget a huge size of deficit budget and many of the aspects of the proposed budget are not implemented.
“So welfare of the people cannot to be ensured through a deficit budget,” he said, claiming that the proposed budget does not have an indication for creating new employment.