Budget for plundering public money: Rafiqul

 BNP senior leader Rafiqul Islam Miah on Friday said the current ‘illegal’ government placed the national budget for fiscal 2014-15 for plundering public money instead of doing people welfare.

“This illegal government has no democratic or constitutional right to impose tax on people. The proposed budget is meant for plundering public money,” he said.

Addressing a human chain programme, the BNP leader also said the budget was formulated in a way so that ministers, MPs and ruling party men can pocket public money.

Aparajeya Bangladesh arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club protesting the Tk 2,50,506 crore budget Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed in parliament on Thursday.

Rafiqul, also a BNP standing committee member, said this budget will not get legitimacy until a pro-people government is established in the country through a fair election under a non-party caretaker government.

Meanwhile, another BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said the proposed budget for fiscal 20014-15 will remain written as a bad example in the country’s history as it was placed by an illegal government.

“The illegal government’s illegal budget will be washed away in the face of mass upsurge,” he told a discussion.

Jatiyatabadi Bandhu Dal arranged the discussion, marking the 33rd death anniversary of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman.

He alleged that the Prime Minister has committed a contempt of court offence by criticising the High Court judges for their order to arrest three Rab officials for their reported involvement in Narayanganj seven murders.

Pointing at the HC judges, Gayeshwar said, “Issue an order for the arrest of Sheikh Hasina. It’s now the demand of the country’s 16 crore people.”

He also alleged that the ruling party leaders are conducting false propaganda to malign the Zia family to gain their political purpose.

Source: UNB Connect

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