Tearing up budget copy insulting to parliament

Quader to BNP lawmakers

Staff Correspondent

3 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday slammed lawmakers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for tearing off the copy of the budget, passed by Parliament, in the name of rejecting it.   

“Tearing off the copy of approved budget by the lawmakers of the BNP is insulting to Parliament. Even it is a violation of oath,” he said while giving post-budget reaction virtually from his official residence in the capital. 

Parliament on June 30 passed Tk 5.68 trillion national budget for 2020-2021 fiscal. 

The BNP rejected the budget, saying that the budget would only create further scopes for plundering public money instead of helping the nation to overcome the coronavirus fallouts.

Five MPs of the party tore the copies of the national budget on Manik Mia Avenue in front of the parliament complex by registering their protest against the ‘anti-people’ budget.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this budget is a practical document to create opportunities for further diversification of the country’s economy and shaping new possibilities amid the ongoing crisis. “This year’s budget has been prepared keeping the path of coping with all possible economic challenges during and after the crisis by making a realistic analysis of the crisis caused by coronavirus,” he said.