BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the government had placed the budget for the next fiscal year in a bid to stay in power without people's mandate.
"I do not want to make any remark on the budget as this government is immoral and illegal and there is no representation of people in the parliament.
"I just want to say how much it will appear moral if the immoral people are going to utilise the people's fund," Fakhrul told reporters after a discussion programme at the Jatiya Press Club.
When his attention was drawn to a remark made by Awami League leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif about ruination of the BNP, Fakhrul said Hanif, through his comment, had proved that the AL did not believe in democracy.
"How a party that believes in democracy can make this kind of remark about ruination of another well established political party. Such comment exposes the fascist character of the Awami League," alleged the BNP leader.
During a political programme in Kushtia yesterday, Hanif termed the BNP an illegal political party and urged the BNP spokesman to disband his party first if he had a minimum of moral standards.