Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today described the budget for FY 2023-24 as an appropriate one for marching Bangladesh ahead as a developing nation, setting aside the apprehension about the ability to implement the budget.
"We need not to bother who says what (about the budget). We have earned the status of a developing nation. We have announced an appropriate budget to transform Bangladesh into a developing country," she said.
The inaugural programme turned into a grand rally as thousands of enthusiastic and cheerful Awami League leaders and activists from across the Dhaka district and city assembled to have a glimpse of their party chief.
Sheikh Hasina, also President of the Awami League said, "We, InshaAllah, can implement the budget as the people of the country are in favour of us "
The Prime Minister came down heavily on those who apprehend implementation of such a huge budget of around Taka 7.62 lakh crore.
"Some people used to say something before passing the budget every year that we can't implement the budge. But we are doing our works to improve the living standard of every person," she said.
The Premier reiterated her pledge to transform the country into a developed, prosperous and Smart Bangladesh free from poverty and hunger by 2041 as envisioned by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
AL Presidium Members, Deputy Leader of the House Begum Matia Chowdhury, MP, and Dr Mostofa Jalal Mohiuddin and Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam were present on the dais.
Dhaka District Awami League President Benazir Ahmed presided over the function while its General Secretary Paniruzzaman Torun moderated it.