BNP finds budget unimplementable, not ambitious

Opposition BNP on Thursday termed the proposed Tk 222,491-crore budget for fiscal 2013-14 not highly ambitious but unimplementable due to the sordid administration and economy.“It can’t be considered as a highly ambitious budget as per our needs for implementation. Our needs are more. But the prevailing messy administration and sluggish economy is not congenial for full implementation of the proposed budget,” senior BNP leader MK Anwar said.
He came up with his party’s instant reaction to the proposed budget at a press briefing at the parliament media centare after the Finance Minister concluded his budget speech.
Though the BNP skipped the Finance Minister’s budget presentation in Parliament, it formed a special team to analyse the proposed national budget.
The team, headed by BNP standing committee member MK Anwar, listened to AMA Muhith’s speech at the office of the opposition leader in parliament.
BNP MPs Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Shaheed Uddin Chowdhury Anee, Mahbub Uddin Khokan, Ashrafuddin Nizam and Abul Khaier Bhuiyan were, among others, present there.
The opposition MPs who returned to parliament’s current session on its very first day on Monday after remaining absent for 83 consecutive sittings, did not join the House on Thursday, apparently to avoid the Finance Minister’s national budget presentation.
In his budget speech, Muhith criticised the opposition for pursuing the culture of boycotting parliament and regretted the absence of the opposition during all his budget presentations in the House. (Source: UNB)

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