Awami League lawmaker Mohammed Nasim today in the parliament called upon the government to take action against the loan defaulters and those who looted money from banks.
Participating in the discussion on the proposed national budget for 2019-20 fiscal, Nasim said: “It can’t be accepted that we spare the loan defaulters and bank money looters. We will have to show zero tolerance against them and actions will have to come up against them.”
Saying that thousands crore of taka was looted from banks, Nasim questioned as to why they were being spared.
“Why does it happen that the loan defaulters get the court’s stay order when farmers are accused in certificate cases for loan default of only Tk 1,000-2,000?” he added.
Nasim also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League said there are some businessmen who are simultaneously owners of banks, garment factories, pharmaceutical companies and even newspaper owners have entered the ruling party.
“The opportunists can’t be our friend. The parliament should be comprised of political leaders. We know them (businessmen). We’ll not get them in our difficult times,” he added.
About implementation of the budget, Nasim said though the government placed a big budget every year, 100 percent of the budget can’t be implemented.
“If India or Vietnam can implement 100 percent of their respective budgets, then why don’t we do it”? he raised the question.
He blamed the bureaucrats’ non-cooperation for implementing the budget fully saying that the people who are responsible for this must be held accountable, he added.
“Such type of bureaucracy is a problem for us. There are some bureaucrats who have been working to make the government embarrassed and failure,” said the treasury bench member.