AL hails budget | 2019-06-14 |

Proposed National Budget 2019-20

AL hails budget

Staff Correspondent

14 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

AL hails 

Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Awami Juba League take out a rally in the capital on Thursday to welcome the budget of 2019-20 fiscal year. —SUN photo

The ruling Awami League has hailed the proposed national budget for 2018-19 fiscal year and brought out jubilant processions in the capital.

They have termed the next budget as ‘pro-people and development-oriented’.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday placed a Tk 523,190 crore budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, expecting 8.2 per cent GDP growth.

AL advisory council member Tofail Ahmed has termed the budget as a pro-people and well-accepted one.

“Since 2009, our government is continuing to the proposed pro-people budget each year,” he said.

He added that this budget has no extra taxes, which will make happy all classes people including poor and business community.

Shortly after the placing of the budget, AL men have welcomed it.

AL and its associate bodies brought out jubilant processions and marched through different roads in the capital.

They said the government has announced a pro-people and time-befitting budget with a view to turning the country into a middle-income one by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.

The proposed budget will bring the country’s prosperity and development and ensure people’s welfare.

The Dhaka City Awami League brought out a procession in front of its office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the afternoon.

The procession chanted slogans hailing the budget and marched Bangabandhu Avenue, Noor Hossain Square and Paltan intersection area.

A rally was also held followed by the procession. During the rally, the AL leaders termed the proposed budget as people-friendly one.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League brought out a procession on Dhaka University campus and its adjacent areas.

Besides, Awami Swechchasebak League and Awami Juba League also took out a march in the city, hailing the budget.