AL’s income more than doubles
The ruling Awami League last year earned Tk 21.23 crore, more than double what it earned in 2020.
Also last year, the party spent more than half of its earnings in the previous year, according to its audited financial statement.
An AL delegation, led by its Treasurer AHN Ashiqur Rahman, submitted the statement to the Election Commission Secretary HN Ashequr Rahman yesterday.
The main source of the party's income, according to the statement, was proceeds from nomination and primary membership forms. The other sources included the various membership subscription fees and income from assets.
The ruling party had an expenditure of Tk 6.3 crore in 2021 -- Tk 3.6 crore less than that of 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AL disbursed a lesser amount of money among the party activists, which eventually resulted in lower expenditures.
Meanwhile, the Jatiya Party, the main opposition in parliament, earned over Tk 2 crore in 2021, as per its financial statement submitted to the EC yesterday by Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan, additional secretary general and presidium member of JP.
The party's expenditure in 2021 was over Tk 84 lakh, it said.
Earlier, on Thursday, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary general of BNP, submitted the party's financial statement. In contrast to the AL, the party spent more what it earned.
BNP's expenditure last year was Tk 1.14 crore higher than its income.