Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is speaking at the press conference. Photo: Collected
In the budget reaction BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, the ‘song’ of development has reflected in the budget title. But people do not want to hear this so called ‘song’ of development. People get loan burden from this ambitious budget. Already the people are suffering at the extreme level from tax and prices of commodities.
His comment came in at a press conference held at BNP Chairperson’s political office at Gulshan in the capital on Friday afternoon.
Mirza Fakhrul said, the Finance Minister declared the ambitious budget of 5 lakh 23 thousand 190 crore taka for the 2019-20 fiscal year in the parliament on Thursday. It seems that the Finance Minister is set for competition to create surprise. There is no joy in the mind of people about the big size of budget. Because, at the end of year the way amount of allocation is cut, it reveals the vacuum of big size of the budget.
He said, when the incumbent finance minister was the planning minister then it was written on the ministry wall that –‘time is ours: time is for Bangladesh’. Basically time is for them and only for them. No problem for the people to understand that. People cannot be satisfied at all for their sweet words as they are facing social unrest due to income discrimination, unemployment and economic disparity.
BNP standing committee members Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan, Dr. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeswar Chandra Roy and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury were present in the press conference.