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BNP terms budget anti-people

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the major opposition party, claimed that the proposed national budget for fiscal 2022–23 is not pro-people and instead allows for "plundering" by ruling party men.

"We do not want to give any reaction to the national budget this time. Whose budget is this? Who is doing this budget? Those who do not represent the people give this budget," said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

The BNP leader came up with the statement while speaking at the council session of Ward-4 of Kafrul Thana BNP in the capital on Thursday.

"Their (Awami League’s) only target is how much they will plunder from it (the budget). Through making the budget, they only calculate for plundering. There is no importance of this budget to us," he added. While giving a budget reaction, BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan said the proposed budget for fiscal 2022-23 is totally "unrealistic" in the current difficult situation.

"The government has placed a budget that will protect the interests of a group of wealthy individuals. The budget will benefit a special group of ruling party men," he said.

In a statement, the main opposition in parliament, Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader, described the budget as "extremely ambitious."

"The government has placed such a budget which will protect the interests of a group of rich people. A special group of government men will benefit from the budget," he said.

Meanwhile, the main opposition in parliament, Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader, in a statement, termed the budget as highly ambitious.