BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury says that people’s lives and livelihoods had been ignored in the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Protected and unprotected: an oblique line of the government’s preference separated the two.
Despite major projects in transport sector being either halted or delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, no course of action was chalked out during the budget session today on the projects.
Save for a slash in the income tax, there is no respite in this year’s budget for penny-pinching middle class families.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed continuation of 1 percent additional cash incentive for the country’s garment export in 2020-21 fiscal year too, considering the economic fallout from Covid-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed continuation of the 2 percent cash incentive on remittance sent by Bangladeshi migrants.
The budget session for 2020-21 fiscal year has begun at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
BNP calls upon the government to prioritise people’s lives and livelihoods in the context of the coronavirus pandemic over economic growth in the national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will place the national budget before the parliament on June 11, for the 2020-21 fiscal year, says a press note of the ministry.